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Practice Specialties

  • Abuse & Trauma
  • Bilingual Christian Counseling
  • Couples Christian Counseling
  • Couples Counseling
  • Depression Stress and Anxiety Therapy
  • Empty Nest Anxiety and Depression
  • Grief and Bereavement Christian Counseling
  • Marriage and Family Christian Counseling
  • Marriage and Family Counseling
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Stress Anxiety Depression Christian Counseling
  • Teen Christian Counseling


We are a thriving Christian, Faith-Based practice in Crystal Lake, IL.


Our ideal client lacks empowerment, may be beaten down in relationships, feel powerless to change things. They may have confusion about their negative cycles and how the family is showing similar negative cycles. Teens that are troubled, anxious, depressed, parents who are fighting, split in parenting, fits of rage, withdrawal, use of alcohol, marijuana, eating issues, loneliness, hopelessness, despair, separation, divorce, regret, shame, guilt, fear...


Faith: Our ideal client incorporates their faith in God as an empowering source that restores hope and moves them beyond the client's view of what's possible.

Courage: By faith, clients take action in their own story, maybe it's to face their traumatic stories, guilt, shame, secrets, maybe it's to leave an unsafe relationships, maybe the client is unsafe due to anger issues, maybe that means addressing anger, telling the truth, standing up, facing hard things.

Connection: Our ideal client seeks counsel and is willing to trust the restorative relationship of a counselor cheerleader who will advocate, join and walk with the client in the valleys to a place of rest and hope.

Faith, Courage and Connection is the path to healing! We Believe It, and we Live It.

Call today to find hope again: (815) 707-4806

My Christian Faith and My Professional Practice

My Christian faith is the foundation from which I serve, both within the company and in service to the community. The Center for Courageous Living is the outcome of a vision I had in my early 30's to provide for those who are hurting, warn, weary and hopeless.

Our Group Practice continues to grow and reflects the values of personal faith in how we honor and care for our clients and for one-another. We care not only for faith-based community, we care for all clients regardless of faith, spiritual practices and differences of color, gender, orientation; we are honored to serve all members of the community.

Faith, Courage and Connection is our Mission and Vision

GAME CHANGER: Faith first, Courageous action, Connection to our counselors who walk with and beside teens, couples, parents, families, individuals through elderly population.

Call today to find out more...

Client Payment Information

  • Accepts insurance
  • Client rates are on a sliding scale

Therapists on Staff

Katie Kroening
Katie Kroening
Laura Prado
Lisa Schultz
Nicole Treadway
Katie Kroening

Katie Kroening

"I love to walk alongside my clients to encourage them to grow in their faith and to heal through their relationship with God; I want clients to know that they are valued, they are loved, and they have so much worth."
Katie Kroening

Katie Kroening

Christian counselor who passionately journeys with clients desiring faith-based approaches to a place of healing. We form a trusting connection, embrace the faith of the client, and by doing so, create a platform of courage and connection. We help clients face really hard things, it's a gift to see clients restore hope, and move to the other side of their battles.
Laura Prado

Laura Prado

As a therapist, I have learned that most people are on a journey to discover their true authentic selves. It is my joy and honor to walk alongside individuals in their journey. I work from a relational approach to counseling while being genuine and empathetic in each unique session.

My experience consists of working with young children, adolescents, adults, and families with a range of mental health and behavioral problems.

For client's seeking Christian and faith-based approaches, faith and Christian principles embraced as a source of strength and hope through he healing process.
Lisa Schultz

Lisa Schultz

If you are a person of faith and are looking for counseling with a theological lens rooted in Truth, I offer the ability to explore and support you as you journey with God. It’s my understanding that God’s design and His creation declares His glory! As humans made in the image of God, we are his creation in the following holistic dimensions:
A physical person with bodily needs,
A social being with relationship needs,
A thinking person with cognitive needs, and
A spiritual being with a need for God’s Holy Spirit.
I have savored personal restoration and am excited to offer others that same taste of freedom, as we know God at the intersection of Theology and Psychology, through a redeemed Story utilizing Narrative Therapy.
Nicole Treadway

Nicole Treadway

"As a Christian and as a counselor, I believe I am called to serve by helping others connect to and enrich their relationship with God. Faith is an incredible tool for healing the human spirit and nurturing the soul. I can help guide you on your faith walk, wherever you are on your journey."

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