Kristine Galli Hankins, LMFT, CLC

Hi, I'm Kristine


I'm a licensed therapist and Certified Life Coach with over 15 years of experience in mental health.


I provide life coaching for women one-on-one and through my signature program, Freedom and Fulfillment.


I also work with dating and engaged couples to help them prepare for marriage through my premarital coaching program.


If you still have questions, I may answer them here. Otherwise, feel free to contact me!

How I Got Here


I know what it's like to spend so much time and energy taking care of everyone else that you wake up one morning and hardly recognize who you are anymore.


I know what it's like to have big goals for your life but to wonder if they were all just a pipe dream cooked up during a time when you were younger and idealistic and, well, naive.


I know what it's like to crave change but have no idea where to begin, to worry what others might think, and to fear both success and failure.


A lot changed for me after becoming a mom. I gave up my own business -- a wedding planning and marriage preparation company in Chicago -- and re-entered the world of community mental health. I needed a steady paycheck, more reliable hours, and paid maternity leave. I moved from one position to the next, slowly climbing the ladder towards more responsibility and status, and knew that my job was stable and secure.


But, after 5 years, those dreams in my heart came knocking again ... LOUD this time, with more urgency ... and I couldn't ignore them any longer.


The tension that caused for me was painful and confusing. It took 8 months for me to figure out my next steps, and another 2 to actually take them. For me, those next steps were starting my own business again -- this time using my gifts, talents, and abilities to help other women open the door to their dreams and finally say, "YES."

Is it time you opened the door?

Say YES and schedule your free coaching session today

Why I Do What I Do


I do this work because I want you to know that you're worthy of the dreams you have for your life.


I want you to give yourself permission to create a life that's more fulfilling, meaningful, and joyful than you ever thought was possible.


And I want you to believe that you have the power to change your life, and that help is available.


I do this work because I know we all need a little help sometimes. If it wasn't for my own coaching, I wouldn't have had the confidence and assurance to go after my dreams and create the life I've always wanted for myself.


If your dreams are still knocking, don't you think it's time you let them in?


"Being a new mom, navigating motherhood and being a business owner was particularly challenging for me. Kristine was able to help me in both areas, bringing more clarity and fulfillment to my life as a whole."

My Background


  • I received my Master's degree from The Family Institute at Northwestern University, one of the top training programs in the country
  • I have over 15 years of experience in mental health
  • I'm a Certified Life Coach and studied under The Life Purpose Institute
  • I've been teaching, training, and supervising since 2004
  • I've invested in my own self-growth and exploration and can tell you that it's 100% worth it
  • I've made my own leaps of faith and I know personally that taking risks and putting yourself out there is the only way to fully live

What Else


I am a third generation Californian, born and raised


I have two little girls, Ava & Emmie


I'm an INFJ and Enneagram 1


I love traveling, coffee, and writing


I'm a podcast enthusiast, milkshake lover, and Hallmark movies watcher

(who also loves a good Melissa McCarthy comedy or Eminem song)

Your dreams are knocking. Are you ready?

Say YES and schedule your free coaching session today