Psychiatry in Schaumburg, Illinois Kara Lightbourne, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

License: PMHNP-BC

Provider Gender: Female

Ages Served: 18-64

Appointments: In-office and Telehealth

Manages Medications: Yes

Psychiatry in Schaumburg, Illinois Kara Lightbourne, PMHNP-BC

Kara Lightbourne, PMHNP-BC

Kara Lightbourne is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Illinois. She has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Saint Xavier University, a Master of Science in Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner from Northern Illinois University, and a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate from University of Miami. Kara helps clients by utilizing a comprehensive holistic approach, treating the whole person, and addressing the complete physical, psychological, spiritual, and emotional well-being of the individual. She offers an integrative approach, incorporating elements from traditional psychiatric care and alternative therapies. At the core of Kara’s practice is empathy; the ability to step into the shoes of her patients, to understand and share their feelings, ultimately facilitating a safe space where they feel recognized and heard.

Kara has a specialty in women’s health and understands the specific mental health challenges that affect women differently. She can help women navigate challenges related to anxiety, depression, intrapartum mental health, and post-partum depression. Kara offers skills in active listening, motivational interviewing, medication management, and counseling. She offers a unique approach in treatment through utilization of the patient’s faith and spirituality. Kara is also passionate about working with first responders and the challenges that relate to being a caregiver and working in the field of medicine.

Outside of work, Kara enjoys spending quality time with family, exercising/running, spending time in nature, traveling, and community volunteering.


  • Christian Counseling
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Medical Procedure Evaluations


  • First Responders
  • Men
  • Women


  • English



Please use our online form to schedule an appointment with Kara Lightbourne. You can also call 630-473-8129 to have someone assist you.

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