Kristen works with a wide range of treatment issues including Depression, Anxiety, Trauma and PTSD, Boundaries, Career Counseling, Codependency, Divorce, Marital and Premarital, Self Esteem.
Kristen has earned her Doctor of Psychology in Counseling Psychology (Psy. D.) degree at the College of Behavioral Sciences at Northwest University in 2018. Kristen has additional training in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy for Traumatized Child (PCIT-TC), Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) training and Gottman Method Couples Therapy.
Kristen has worked in psychiatric inpatient facilities with both adults and adolescents with a wide range of diagnoses for 5 years. Kristen works effectively with individuals going through life transitions and relationship issues. Kristen has extensive training in nutritional therapy and works with individuals to better manage symptoms of anxiety and depression through diet and supplementation. Kristen works with individuals who experience disordered thinking and behaviors related to food through developing a healthy relationship with food and an elevated understanding of how to provide nutrient dense food options so your body can achieve optimal health.
Kristen’s professional experience has led her to be effective with a broad clientele including couples, adolescents as young as 12, and individual adults. Kristen approaches clients through a strength-based approach while addressing holistic factors that contribute to the individuals’ current emotional state. Kristen utilizes CBT, DBT, and EMDR as fits the unique needs of each client.
Kristen is available for speaking engagements on the relationship between nutrition, self-care, and lifestyle on mental health wellness.