Counseling is a side by side journey of exploration and imagination. As a counselor licensed in both the state of Washington and Oregon, I am trained, experienced, and ready to accompany you on your journey. Many people seek counseling at a time when life is troubled. It can help to have support as you figure out your path, unearth your deepest dreams, and create the life you want to live.
I graduated with a BA in Psychology from Gonzaga University, and following that, explored teaching, group leadership, crisis stabilization, and domestic violence advocacy. Earning my Masters in Counseling Psychology from Argosy University was a life dream, and for the past eight years, I have worked as a mental health counselor. I have experience working with people who struggle with mood concerns, anxiety and stress, dealing with a traumatic event in their past, and life transitions. Working with health behaviors is my specialty, and I have extensive training and experience in helping people engage in changing their behaviors around sleep, persistent pain, substance concerns, exercise, and relaxation. My style is warm and will help you to see the strengths you bring into the counseling relationship, and will help you to build on them to thrive in your health, relationships, and career. I draw from Psychodynamic, Attachment, Rogerian, and behavioral theories to work holistically and to develop a truly individualized approach.
If you would like to make changes in your life but feel unsure where to start, I am happy to explore where you are now, the direction you want to go, and to help you to move in that direction.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder
OR LPC C3614
WA LMHC LH60323715
These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Kris Fant. 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.
Kris is very attentive, even when she can't be consistently responsive, she takes the time to really address each issue and her insight has been invaluable to me.
Written on Aug 15, 2022 after therapy with Kris for 5 years and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem
Kris has been helping me for over a year and a half now. Whether it's dealing with the day-to-day stresses of work or deep-seated issues from my childhood, she brings sensitivity, insight, and gentle humor. She's also made some great book recommendations, both for the issues we're talking about and for other interests of mine in terms of social issues. She's pretty awesome and I'm happy to be able to connect with her via this platform.
Written on Aug 09, 2019 after therapy with Kris for 1 year and 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem
Kris has taken the time to research my condition, and shared her own insights on how diet can affect our mental health. This has pointed me in a good direction.
Written on Jul 15, 2019 after therapy with Kris for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, and career difficulties
I have only worked with Kris for a short time, but she has been very friendly and approachable. She seems to be very intuitive and doesn't give up on me when I am trying to just ignore my issues. She is very encouraging.
Written on Jun 18, 2019 after therapy with Kris for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and adhd
Kris has been very encouraging. She listens to my concerns. She took the time to get to know me as a person, so that she could better help me. She is very genuine and definitely has care for others. She made me feel really comfortable opening up to her.
Written on Sep 15, 2018 after therapy with Kris for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem
Kris is understanding and she is great!
Written on May 16, 2018 after therapy with Kris for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, grief, self esteem, and career