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Community Partnerships

kp counseling is getting involved.  We have several counselors working at local area schools and organizations helping serve the mental health needs of our community.

Local Area Schools

Dr. Christina Warden
Dr. Christina Warden, DSW, LCSWSchool Liaison Lead and Clinical Director

Prior to counseling individuals, couples, and families, Christina worked in our community for over 15 years assisting individuals and families in crisis, victims of domestic violence, victims of rape/sexual assault, and youth-at-risk. Christina had the profound privilege of working within end-of-life with patients and families for several years prior to private practice counseling and ultimately joining KP Counseling. Christina earned her Doctorate in Clinical Social Work at Aurora University in Aurora, IL, and she has been an adjunct professor teaching both bachelor’s and master’s level coursework in social work for over 12 years.

Christina and her husband will celebrate 22 years of marriage this year, and they are very busy with their four children who are all involved in multiple sports and activities. 

Beyond her faith, her family, her friends and her work, Christina enjoys reading, writing, volunteering and spending time outdoors. Christina enjoys speaking in the community on topics related to mental health and well-being.  She is dedicated to working as a conduit in others’ lives to promote understanding and healing.

Christina identifies most with cognitive-behavioral therapy traditionally, but operates from several modalities specializing in couples work, grief work, memory work, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, PTSD or survivors of trauma and more. She is certified in TF-CBT, CISM and Critical Response work, and she is experienced in working with first responders and veterans. She is licensed in both IL and WI.

Tracey Bennett
Whitehead Elementary SchoolTracey Bennett, CADC, MA, BA

Tracey Bennett has over 13 years of proficiency in Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse Services. In her past ten-year career at Haymarket Rehabilitation Center in Chicago Illinois, she has worked as a Licensed Substance Abuse counselor, Human Trafficking Recovery Coach (LBGTQ) Women Survivors, Lead Case Manager in Drug Court and TASC, Case Manager Opioid Crisis Intervention, Trauma Informed Care at Inner Voice (2018-2020) Crisis Case-Manager for homeless population in Transitional Housing and Homeless Veterans. A Safe Haven as Intensive Out-Patient (IOP) Treatment Counselor for Drug Court Clients.

Tracey Bennett passion and specialties in Trauma Informed Care, Crisis Intervention, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Harm Reduction and Client Centered Approach and Substance Abuse, Criminal Thinking, Co-Occurring Disorders and Evidenced Based Practices and Medicated Assistance Treatment (MAT).

Hononegah High School High School

Bio Coming Soon

Lutheran Middle/High School: Mark Valadez

Bio Coming Soon

Kimberly Henderson
Lutheran Middle/High School & Shirland School District: Kimberly Henderson, LSW

Kim joined the kp counseling team in 2023. She has earned her Associates of Arts from Rock Valley College, Bachelor of Science in Human Development from Rockford University, and her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Prior to joining the kp team she worked in the Rockford area primarily with children, adolescents, and their families dealing with a variety of issues.

Kim believes it is a privilege to journey with individuals and families as they may navigate the ups and downs of life. Kim will be working with individuals from adolescence to adults. She is available to help clients with relationship issues, anxiety, depression, emotional struggles, self-destructing behaviors, self-esteem, trauma, and other life struggles. She prioritizes empathy and validation and honors each person as an expert on themselves. Kim believes that her role as a therapist is truly as a guide to help her clients move toward healing and living more fully actualized lives.

Rockford Christian Schools: Alma E. Zamora-Yarbrough

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Gabrielle Cullen
Rockford Lutheran Elementary: Gabrielle Cullen, MA, LPC

I earned a BA in Psychology from Loras College in May of 2020 and an MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lewis University in December of 2022. I have experience working with various populations including adolescents and adults suffering from anxiety, depression, grief, ADHD, interpersonal, relational and self-esteem concerns, and life transitions. I believe everyone is unique and has their own story to tell. It is a passion of mine to help individuals navigate life’s challenges. I value the importance of building a nonjudgmental, trusting, caring, and supportive therapeutic relationship with clients. I use a collaborative and active approach to help clients become aware of their strengths and resources that will aid them in their journey toward healing.

I enjoy the outdoors, spending time with family and friends, and reading.

Gabrielle is currently under the supervision of Amy Bruyn, LCPC.

On July 30th, our current electronic health system will transition to a new and advanced system to better serve you: Athena. Prior to the transition date, you will be sent a registration link to create a new patient account in Athena. If you have any immediate questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your therapist, or call our office to speak to a staff member.