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Kristina Pecora

Kristina Pecora

Affiliate Faculty
  • Affiliate Faculty
    Clinical Psy.D. Department
  • The Chicago School Chicago
Department
Clinical Psychology
Address
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Office Location
Office Phone
On-campus Ext.
Email
KPecora@thechicagoschool.edu
Website
Biography
Dr. Pecora is an Affiliate of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, and has been teaching at TCS since 2008, currently in the Clinical PsyD department (Child & Adolescent Specialization). She is a graduate of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (PsyD, Clinical Psychology, 2008), The Catholic University of America (MA, General Psychology, 2003), and Hope College (BA, Psychology, 2000). She is a member of the American Psychological Association (Div 38-Health Psychology, Early-Career Counsel), the Association for Contextual & Behavior Therapies (Chicago Chapter), and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapists.
Dr. Pecora is a licensed clinical psychologist in Illinois. As a cognitive-behavioral therapist, she specializes in Health Psychology, and treats a wide range of adolescent and adult complaints and comorbidities, including anxiety, depression, couples/relationship issues, culture/diversity issues, work-life balance, and life transitions. Though primarily a behaviorist, she has most recently received training in ACT, and enjoys incorporating mindfulness techniques with her clients. Her research interests include effectiveness of programs to promote healthy behavior change, and the phenomenological experience of major health behavior changes. She is in private practice, and runs a national self-help support group program, Wellspring Journey. In her spare time, she enjoys running the lakefront and taking advantage of cultural events in Chicago.
Education
  • Psy.D., Clinical Psychology, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
  • M.A., General Psychology, The Catholic University of America
  • B.A., Psychology, Hope College
Licensure(s)
  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist, IL
Areas Of Expertise