Hello, I am Karen Rothstein Pineda, LCPC. I am excited to launch Multicultural Counseling Associates, P.C. We are a unique group focusing on the needs of people of color as well as the LGBTQQ community.
I earned my MA in Community Counseling in 2003 from Northeastern Illinois University. After years of experience working with schools, community mental health centers and in private practice it became clear to me that there is a need for providers who have specific skills in working with diverse communities.
I am able to provide therapy in both English and Spanish and take pride in being bilingual and bicultural. I also have personal involvement and professional expertise working with LGBTQQ adults, children and families. I generally provide therapy using an integrative and flexible approach. In sessions, I build upon your skills and coping patterns using my background and knowledge to help you achieve your therapeutic goals.
My passions also include music and creative expression. I have experience as an actor, musician (piano) and vocalist. These passions motivated me to begin the process of learning and applying Expressive Arts Therapy techniques in my practice.
Kirsten Kingsley, MA, LPC
Hello, I'm Kirsten Kingsley MA. I provide psychotherapy services to children, adolescents, and adults. Whether struggling with mood disturbances (depression, bipolar disorder), anxiety, trauma, and life transitions, I utilize an integrative and collaborative approach that encompasses the cultural, social, emotional, and behavioral well-being of clients. I believe that the therapeutic relationship is integral to a positive outcome of wholeness and healing. I offer a safe space in which clients can experience trust, acceptance, respect, and integrity. This is where self-empowerment and self-agency begins.
I have experience working in community mental health centers, schools, and private practice. I am trained in trauma, positive psychology, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and domestic violence prevention. I earned my BS from Ohio State University and my MA in Counseling Psychology, with an emphasis in Latino/a Mental Health, from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.
Five facts about me: I love being a mom to my four children; I am a student of curiosity and learning; I always have a book or two in my bag; I am always open to new traveling experiences, and in my spare time I enjoy doing voiceover work.
Charlotte Greiwe, MA (she/her)
Hello, My name is Charlotte Greiwe, MA (she/her). I am a graduate of the Chicago School of Professional Psychology with an MA in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in trauma. Based on my personal experiences over the years with mental health care that were not only positive but life-changing, I was inspired to pursue a career in counseling.
I began my career at the Howard Brown Health Center where my training included individual and group work with the LGBTQ community and BIPOC communities. In addition to trauma-informed care, I have experience in depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, life transitions, sex positivity, and LGBTQ-affirming care. I recognize my privilege as an educated, white queer person and how that impacts my relationships with my clients.
I believe in being client-centered, greeting every client with unconditional positive regard. But because there is no one-size-fits-all in therapy, I work with the client to determine the best style of therapy for them. That can include talk therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, existentialism, solution-focused therapy, or something else. Ultimately, a positive therapeutic relationship between client and counselor is the key to successful therapy. Asking for help is the first step towards self-empowerment.