I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Indiana. I have worked in the field for 30 years in many capacities, but most extensively as a mental health counselor. My experience is predominantly with adults, young adults and couples of all configurations. My specialty areas include anxiety, relationship issues, assertiveness training, mindfulness techniques, mediation, self-image, and grief and loss.
Counseling services offer people the opportunity to heal suffering, to increase well-being and to explore and ultimately move through emotional and psychological obstacles in their lives. It is my belief that effective counseling is guided by the expertise you have about yourself and your willingness to enter into a mutually respectful and professional relationship with a counselor. The theoretical basis for my practice is Gestalt Theory, which emphasizes present moment awareness, which is shaped by patterns of our past, and realness. I am a trained therapist, yes, but first and foremost, I am a human being, with flaws, fears and failings. What I offer my clients is a human connection and a safe space for them to also be human, without judgement.
I look forward to our work together.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Divorce and Separation, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Infidelity, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
IN LCSW 34004017A
Keirsten is very professional and donw to earth. She is very understanding, very helpful
Written on Jun 04, 2022 after therapy with Keirsten for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and anger management
Keirsten is compassionate, professional and helpful. I am not judged and I feel heard. She has helped me explore many parts of myself with truth and humility. I highly recommend Keirsten to anyone who needs a listening ear and who wants to learn more about themselves.
Written on Jul 21, 2021 after therapy with Keirsten for 1 year on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem
Keirsten was a fantastic listener who was a great shoulder to lean on in a time of need. I’ll forever be grateful.
Written on May 27, 2021 after therapy with Keirsten for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, and grief
Kiersten is my life raft when I am having mental hiccups. She gives me all the validation and asks questions I need to consider.
Written on Feb 01, 2021 after therapy with Keirsten for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and adhd
Keirsten asks incredible questions and seems to get to the core of issues. She helps me gain clarity on situations by breaking them down in a way that is digestible and honest. After my sessions I always feel better and more capable to tackle life's challenges.
Written on Dec 03, 2020 after therapy with Keirsten for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and coping with life changes
Keirsten is very attentive and patient. I most appreciate that she allows time and space for me to acknowledge some things on my own while offering necessary guidance and scaffolding along the way. She’s been so resourceful, ensuring I utilize all available options to aid in my healing journey.
Thank you, Keirsten!
Written on Nov 13, 2020 after therapy with Keirsten for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd