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. Reiki assists in restoring balance on a physical, emotional, mental and spiritual level.



Zen Shiatsu

Zen Shiatsu can be very effective in supporting shifts with a variety of conditions from anxiety and depression, to joint pain, to insomnia. 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.



Body Centered Psychotherapy

Body Centered Therapy 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.




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 is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Somatic Experiencing Practicioner, Reiki Master, 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. Kristin currently practices psychotherapy, energy work, and bodywork in Oak Park, IL. She works primarily with adolescents and adults in her private practice. Kristin utilizes a nonjudgmental, strengths-based approach in her work.


Kristin provides clinical consultation for LSW’s seeking clinical licensure. She is also available for consultation for therapists who would like to incorporate somatic work into their therapy practice. Kristin is an approved session provider and consultant for Somatic Experiencing students.


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Embodied Moms Prenatal Yoga Class

This nourishing, supportive class weaves in prenatal yoga asanas (postures), guided meditation and pranayama, Somatic Experiencing, Attachment Theory and Creative Process.


This class is limited to 4 students. Please contact Kristin if interested


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Workshops include: Facilitating a Trauma-Informed workplace; Somatic tools to integrate into therapy, Trauma-Informed Supervision, Mindfulness in the Workplace, Trauma-Informed Schools, Using Body-Centered Approaches to Regulate the Nervous System.

Workshops are available for small and large groups.


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