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Therapist in Oswego, Illinois,
Karina Resendez, LCSW

Provider Type: Therapist

Manages Medications: No, provides therapy only

Provider Gender: Female

Ages Served: 6-64

Appointments: In-office and Telehealth

Therapist in Oswego, Illinois, Karina Resendez, LCSW

Karina Resendez, LCSW

My name is Karina and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I am passionate about assisting individuals begin their mental health journey. Whether someone is struggling with depression, anxiety, life changes, stress, or other challenges, together we can work on improving your thought process and mood, along with learning positive coping skills and behaviors. I can work with you to enhance communication, resilience, and to identify your strengths. I am passionate in assisting you understand and process your life experiences, while learning to cope with them in a healthier manner. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques to assist individuals identify and better understand how to change negative thought patterns that influence their behavior and emotions. I also utilize a Person-Centered approach, Mindfulness, and Solution-Based therapy techniques. I have experience in play and art therapy techniques with children. My practice has been working with children, adolescents, and adults from a variety of cultural backgrounds. I am bilingual and provide services in English and Spanish.
I want to provide a safe, trusting, and therapeutic environment where you are able to feel comfortable and free of judgement to begin exploring, understanding, and coping with personal challenges. You are the expert of you and I am here to help guide you towards understanding yourself and needs while learning tools that will assist you in reaching your treatment goals.


Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Meritain
  • Aetna Signature
  • Aetna State of IL plan
  • Aetna/Aetna HMO/Aetna Student Health
  • AMITA Pathways BCBS HMO
  • BCBS AcademicBlue Student Health Plan
  • BCBSPPO/BlueChoiceOpt/ProfBlue/BlueChoicePreferred
  • Cigna Evernoth/Greatwest Health/Cigna Connect
  • Consociate Health
  • Duly (DuPage Medical Group) BCBS HMO
  • Health Alliance Commercial/ StateIL
  • HealthLink/Unicare/Concerta/Wellpoint
  • HFN/ZELIS/Stratose/Plan Care/CoalitionAmerica
  • HUMANA / Choice Care
  • Live360 Health Plan
  • Live360/MedAssocHealth/PrefHealthChoices
  • MultiPlan-PHCS
  • Northwestern BCBS HMO
  • Optum (United/UBH/Oxford/UHC)
  • Optum All Savers
  • Optum Golden Rule
  • Optum Oxford Health
  • Optum UHC Student Insurance
  • Optum VA CNN


  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness
  • Parenting Skills


  • Adoption/Foster Care
  • LGBTQ+
  • Men
  • Women


  • English
  • Spanish



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