Franny Kaulentis is a graduate level intern completing her Master’s in Counseling at National
Louis University where she previously obtained her Master’s degree in Education. She earned
her Bachelor’s degree at Indiana University. She provides counseling for kids and adolescents of
all ages, as well as adults and couples.
Before entering the counseling field, Franny worked as an elementary school teacher in general
and special education. She found her passion in her student’s social and emotional learning. She
has experience working with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, self-esteem, and
relationship conflict as well as parenting issues and parent-child conflict.
Areas of focus include:
● Relationship issues
● Stress management
● Personal growth and development
● Communication issues
● Parenting/Parent-child conflict
Billing under the supervision of Lori Tolan, Franny is an in network provider for Blue Cross and
Blue Shield of Illinois PPO.
I know starting this process can be daunting and takes courage. I am here to support you and take
things one step at a time. Building a strong, meaningful therapeutic relationship is extremely
important to me as I believe it is the first step towards growth. I strive to create an environment
where clients are able to be their authentic selves free of pressure or judgment. Trust, sensitivity,
unconditional positive regard, empowerment, and empathy are at the core of my practice so that
each client may feel completely safe in their most challenging and vulnerable moments. I believe
everyone has the ability to change and grow. I help clients learn healthy coping skills, restructure
negative thinking, build confidence within themselves and their relationships, and feel
empowered and balanced in their lives.