Body Centered Psychotherapy

Body Centered Psychotherapy is an integrative psychotherapy approach to wellness that recognizes the interconnection between mind, body and spirit. Rooted in ancient healing principles and western evidenced based practices, it offers a natural way of attaining inner clarity, personal fulfillment, and physical and emotional health.

Zen Shiatsu

Zen Shiatsu is the ancient art of Japanese bodywork that aims to bring the body, mind and spirit into harmony with each other.  The treatment allows the body to relax, promotes the smooth flow of blood and qi or vital life force, and activates the natural or innate healing power of the individual through working with the meridian systems of the body.


Reiki means Universal Life Force. It is an ancient Japanese technique that focuses on moving universal life energy to support the body’s natural healing process and assists in restoring balance on a physical, emotional, mental and spiritual level. Treatments are an effective method for tuning into the body and learning to live in it more comfortably.

Yoga-informed Psychotherapy


As Bessel Van der Kolk states, “the issues are in the tissues”, Kristin believes Yoga offers a tangible tool to access the tissues of the system through breath work and asana. Whatever thought or behavior patterns we tend to operate from generally show up on the mat. Kristin uses yoga in her practice to match the state of a client’s nervous system and bring about shifts.

Kristin Burns

Kristin Burns is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Somatic Experiencing Practicioner, Reiki Master, Yoga Teacher and Zen Shiatsu Practicioner. She brings a unique perspective to her work, incorporating 20 years of studying both eastern and western modalities and philosophies. In her private practice located in Oak Park, IL, Kristin works primarily with adolescents and adults using a nonjudgmental, strengths-based approach. She offers integrative body-centered approaches to address a range of issues such as: shock and developmental trauma, depression, anxiety, stress, parenting issues, identity issues, CPTSD, chronic pain, self-harming behaviors, suicidal thoughts, and maternal health.


“What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us

are tiny matters to what lies within us.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Oak Park, IL  60301