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Dr. Kriss Wiant, Psychologist

Stress, Anxiety Grief Self esteem, Motivation Depression
Video Phone Live Chat Messaging

About me

Welcome, and congratulations on taking an important first step in finding the assistance that you need. Just as each client is unique, therapists are also varied in their personalities and styles of helping. It will be important for you to take care in finding a therapist who is a good fit for you. Your comfort in communicating and confidence in the person with whom you take this journey will be key contributors to your progress. In your first meeting, or perhaps first few meetings, you will have a chance to sense if a good working relationship is likely to develop. You should always feel free to ask questions about the care you are receiving. Remember that you and your therapist have a shared responsibility to work toward a healthier you. I wish you the best in moving forward with the therapist you select. Let me offer you a brief description of my background, should that help you in making your decision.
Successfully meeting the mental health needs of clients for over twenty-five years has rested in the breadth of my experiences. As a military veteran, former high school teacher, and a psychologist in various settings, I have come to appreciate the broad range of challenges that life can bring to many of us. It has been my privilege to see the world through the eyes of those who are struggling with all types of emotional and interpersonal distress, and to guide people past their discouragement to a more productive and positive self-understanding, one that supports concrete steps toward self-selected goals of better health. While my therapeutic approach varies with the particular difficulties and personality of each individual, several themes are nearly always present:
• deep steady attention to the client’s perceptions, beliefs, and feelings
• collaborative working relationship that contributes to a better understanding of the source a presenting concern, identification of one’s internal resources that would support change, setting of goals spaced in achievable steps, and the articulation of specific strategies to create that movement
• identification of one’s current habits of thinking along with inaccurate beliefs about oneself and others that may support the reported difficulties with mood, interpersonal comfort, job performance, and family relations
• skill development that focuses on barriers to progress, be that the promotion of more rationally based thinking habits, strategies targeting specific interpersonal or communication difficulties

Professional experience

30yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Grief Self esteem, Motivation Depression

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Anger management, ADHD, Avoidant Personality, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Emptiness, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Intellectual Disability, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Personality Disorders, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Social Anxiety and Phobia, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness Therapy

Services offered

Video
Phone
Live Chat
Messaging

License information

OH Psychologist P.4840

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Kriss Wiant. 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.

Dr. Wiant is kind, compassionate, and dedicated to the science of his craft and to the growth of his patients.

Written on Mar 27, 2023 after therapy with Kriss for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and coping with life changes

We all come here to get help at being better individuals to ourselves and others in my opinion. I’ve been with Dr. Wiant now for some time and I look forward to our sessions. I have been able to move boulders that seemed impossible to move with his assistance. He was able to see great things within me that I had a block or many blocks holding me back from seeing that greatness. The work is hard. It really is. It’s hard breaking old habits. Dr. Wiant helps make it easier if you stick to it. No judgement, no aggression, no biases, just good old fashion “out of the box” type of therapy. You don’t have to live in or live out your trauma(s). You can get better, with help. I’m grateful beyond words for the discoveries him and I have come with to help me learn new skills to live by.

Written on Oct 14, 2022 after therapy with Kriss for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, coaching, and adhd

Dr. Wiant has been an amazing person to work with. He listened to my concerns and showed empathy for what I was going through. Dr. Wiant provided great insight into what I was experiencing and provided guidance that I needed to hear. Having to hear a professional expert gave me a wider view of my surrounding. He provided me with exercises that help me better progress my thoughts that I wish I knew earlier in my life. Dr. Wiant is an amazing therapist and a wonderful person to talk to.

Written on Oct 03, 2022 after therapy with Kriss for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, and coping with life changes

Dr. Wiant does an incredible job of listening to you and talking through any issues you present to him. He is very understanding and positive in conversation, but doesn’t sugarcoat things so that you can have realistic expectations in how to manage your concerns. Working with him was a huge help in improving my mental health and I highly recommended him for assistance

Written on Jul 27, 2022 after therapy with Kriss for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Dr. Wiant has helped me become a more confident person and motivated me to pursue my dream job!

Written on Jul 21, 2022 after therapy with Kriss for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

Dr Wiant is great

Written on Mar 20, 2022 after therapy with Kriss for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and anger management