Karin Stortz, LCSW specializes in bullying prevention education and training for individuals, groups and organizations. Her approach is thorough and solution-oriented, focusing on transformative change rather than mere awareness. In addition, she works with individuals, couples, families and children through her private therapy practice. From depression and anxiety to life transitions and family counseling, Karin helps clients with a wide variety of needs, guiding them towards positive change and personal growth. Whether she's meeting with an individual client or a large group, compassion, empathy and hope are her guiding principles.
Recently, Karin has worked largely within schools, helping students, faculty and administrators understand how to identify and prevent bullying. Part of her holistic approach involves tailoring her message to each specific audience, from auditoriums filled with hundreds of high school students to small meetings of administrators. She uses evidence-based and best practices, focusing her coaching on improved empathy skills, cyber safety and mental health and awareness.
Because of her work, Karin was asked to be a part of Chicago’s Bullying Task Force to help identify the best resources and methods for bullying prevention. She also hosted “Best Practices in Bullying Prevention,” a detailed workshop for participants of the 110th Annual Illinois PTA Convention.
Karin holds a master’s degree from Dominican University, and has also completed extensive work in international program development, professional development and the treatment of individuals with serious mental illness and substance use. Though she is based in Chicago, she works with many organizations throughout Illinois and elsewhere, and is always open to new clients, engagements and partnerships.
Karin Stortz, LCSW
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