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Kirsten Arebalos, LPC

Relationship issues Self esteem Career difficulties Coping with life changes Coaching
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About me

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a combined 18 years experience as a teacher and therapist. I believe that individuals are the experts regarding their own lives. Sometimes shame and guilt along with skewed perceptions of self can be barriers to living a happier, healthier life. I encourage people to practice vulnerability in a safe, validating space to explore issues that are holding them back from functioning the way they would like.

Through a person centered, holistic approach incorporating mindfulness, solution focused therapy, dialectical and cognitive behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing I guide clients through discovering their strengths and deconstructing patterns that may be holding them back from the life they deserve. Life changes, depression, anxiety and trauma among other things can cloud people's futures. Working together we can clear the way to feeling better.

I look forward to connecting with you !

Professional experience

5yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Compassion fatigue, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems, Family of Origin Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Self-Love, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

License information

CO LPC 0014134


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Kirsten Arebalos. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

She is very good at listening

Written on Apr 08, 2023 after therapy with Kirsten for 1 year on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

I started sessions with Kristen when I was in a very challenging time of my life and hit rock bottom. I knew I needed to make huge changes but I didn’t know where to begin. She offered me a safe, non-judgemental, supportive space over many months allowing me to rebuild my life, confidence and connections, and forgive myself and understand the decisions I made with the circumstances I faced. I’ve found time with her extremely valuable.

Written on Mar 22, 2023 after therapy with Kirsten for 7 months on issues concerning depression, and intimacy-related issues

She is so sharp, and in point with questions and guidance, that I would be short in words to describe how good she is.

Written on Mar 18, 2023 after therapy with Kirsten for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

Kristen has done a really great job of listening and making me feel comfortable. I feel like she really cares how I am doing and it means a lot when she checks up on me and keeps me accountable towards my goals.

Written on Feb 27, 2023 after therapy with Kirsten for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Kirsten is a wonderful therapist who has helped me work through a range of issues. She is warm, funny, and professional, and always understands exactly where I’m coming from. Each session she gently guides me towards developing greater self-awareness and practising adaptations that are genuinely helpful in my everyday life. I am so thankful to have been paired with Kirsten as she has been invaluable in helping me to adapt my patterns of thinking and learn practical ways to improve my mental well-being and my close relationships.

Written on Feb 10, 2023 after therapy with Kirsten for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

She is very understanding, professional and kind. I always have motivation after our sessions. Also she creates a safe space in our communication. Kirsten is helping me a lot, and I see the progress and improvement.

Written on Jan 18, 2023 after therapy with Kirsten for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem