Hi there! I'm Kristel, thanks so much being here. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, Nationally Certified Counselor and retired school counselor with 20 years of professional work experience. I have worked with students in the alternative school setting for 13 years so creating connection, building rapport, creating trust and helping clients to cope with hard feelings and situations has become my specialty. The clients I serve are children and teenagers, parents, emerging adults and women. My areas of focus are helping clients experiencing stress and anxiety, depression, self-esteem/confidence, divorce, life transitions, parenting challenges, school refusal, behavioral issues, and women's issues . I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. Therapy isn’t just about managing symptoms; it’s understanding the whole person to help identify and make sense of the root of the emotion. In therapy, I work with the physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual well-being helping you to heal from the inside out and, in turn, develop a new healthy way of living that will last.
Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process. Thanks for being here and I look forward to meeting you.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Blended Family Issues, Codependency, Communication Problems, Divorce and Separation, Family Problems, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Personality Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
MO LPC 2006009844
Kristel is amazing! She truly listens and can give outside and unbiased insight. I would highly recommend kristel!
Written on Aug 14, 2023 after therapy with Kristel for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and parenting issues
Kristen is very supportive and encouraging. She’s always checking to see how I’m doing and remembers everything I tell her. I don’t feel like I have to constantly repeat myself like I felt I had to do with therapists in the past. I’m grateful to have her now in my life!
Written on Mar 09, 2023 after therapy with Kristel for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd