Hi. I’m Kristen. I specialize in helping motivated, insightful children and adults struggling with moving through feelings and emotions, desiring to better understand how their past has impacted them. Clients I work with are experiencing anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic disorders, resulting in disruption in most or all areas of their lives. Additionally, I specialize in working with clients separated from their birth parents and family, who experience complicated loss and grief. Clients find it difficult to trust and connect with others, often feeling alone, isolated, and misunderstood. They become easily dysregulated, finding it difficult to manage feeling overwhelmed and burned out. This creates a sense of feeling “on edge” and unsafe due to a lack of control or worry about the unknown. Understandably when engaging with people, places, or situations that feel “triggering”, they find it difficult to cope with heightened anxiety, burnout, and chronic low energy and fatigue.
I offer a dynamic, personalized approach that is highly empathetic to people’s lived experiences. Clients who have worked with me often say that our work has made them feel seen, heard, and understood. I lead clients to those “a-ha” moments, where they are able to integrate their lived experiences. I am comfortable in doing deep work with my clients and love getting to see them experience the kind of growth and transformation they come to therapy for.