Struggles that Make You Human

“The fact that you’re struggling doesn’t make you a burden. It doesn’t make you unloveable or undesirable or undeserving of care. It doesn’t make you too much or too sensitive or too needy. It makes you human. Everyone struggles. Everyone has a…

"Our Marriage was on the Rocks"

Kim helped us save our marriage. She gave us so many things to try. Now we’re kinder to each other and have stopped arguing. Thank you so much, Kim!

Welcome to my website! My name is Kim Alberts and I’m a registered nurse and counselor with over 30-years experience in chemical dependency, mental health issues, trauma, and in private practice working with adults and adolescents.

I have worked in emergency rooms, in-patient mental health units, chemical dependency units, and in private practice working with adults and adolescents.

During this time, I have treated hundreds of patients suffering from dual diagnosis – substance dependence and mental illness problems, clients experiencing the effects of drugs and alcohol, and with the families that are also experiencing similar issues.

I have a Masters degree in Health Science in Addictions from Governors State University and am a Certified Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), a Certified Alcohol and Other Drug Counselor (CADC), a Registered Dual Diagnosis Professional (RDDP), and a Certified Addiction Registered Nurse (CARN).

Click Here for my Curriculum Vitae (CV).

Kim Alberts




My Core Values

Being a successful counselor takes time. Over the past 30+ years, my core values have become my experience, communication skills, and empathy and compassion for others.

Professional Experience

With more than 30-years experience in chemical dependency, mental health issues, and trauma, I’m able to help both adults and adolescents with techniques that have been proven to work again and again over many years.

Empathy & Compassion

My life’s work has been about helping people of all ages, races, sexual orien-tations, abilities, and disabilities.

My success stems from my ability to truly feel empathy and compassion for my clients and a strong desire to help.


Really listening to my clients in order to address their needs, questions, and goals.

My intent is to always provide a great learning experience that is positive and insightful.