Kristen Bedevian

(MA, LPC)

About Me

It is difficult to try and sort through our own traumas, painful memories, emotions, and intrusive thoughts while maintaining responsibilities and expectations. You may find yourself feeling disorganized, inadequate, and overwhelmed, which is understandable given the amount of stress and expectations we try to uphold. Whether you have a low self-esteem, relationship issues, depression, or anxiety, I am here to provide support, resources, and insight to guide you along your path to success. As you embark on this new path towards change and growth, you will get to finally achieve goals that are congruent to your values, and become more self-sufficient. My vision statement for counseling is to provide an inclusive space for emotional safety, and to speak your truth authentically.


Specialties

  • LGBT
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
  • Compassion fatigue
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Body Image , Communication Problems , Gender Dysphoria , Mood Disorders , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #73314 (Expires: 2021-03-01)


Reviews

Written by B.E. on Aug 21, 2020 after counseling with Kristen for 3 months on issues concerning depression, lgbt, and bipolar disorder

I have had many counselors throughout my life, but none quite like Kirsten. The level of empathy and attention that she shares in and out of session is matched only by her desire to help you develop and grow. My weekly sessions are a highlight of my week. She provides a versatile environment that allows for decompression, processing, and personal development. She intuitively seems to know when to keep digging deeper and when to ease up. I consider myself extraordinarily lucky to have found her, and feel like I have a better toolset to handle issues, and a better understanding of myself.

Written by C.A. on Jul 25, 2020 after counseling with Kristen for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and family conflicts

Kirsten has been so great to me. In recovery when everything went haywire she kept me calm and focused on my mission.

Written by N.I. on Jul 21, 2020 after counseling with Kristen for 4 months on issues concerning depression, lgbt, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

I've found Kristen to be a highly intuitive, attentive and supportive councellor. It always feels like I'm speaking with a 'real' person who 'gets' me. Our conversations never feel stilted even as we tackle some difficult topics. There is a nice ebbs and flow to our sessions, I feel, and her questions keep me honest too.

I also don't know how she finds time to be as thoroughly responsive as she is to my messages. She doesn't just reply, she'll tackle every major point of a message I will send. Everytime.. Thoroughly. Doing that for all of her clients must take a large chunk of time!

Needless to say, I am very grateful for the chance to tackle my growth work with Kristen.

Written by M.E. on Jul 19, 2020 after counseling with Kristen for 1 month on issues concerning trauma and abuse

Best therapist I’ve ever had, maybe the best therapist hands down, I have been traumatized repeatedly from the age of 8 to the age of 23, and this fucking magician has seen me improve more in 2 months than I improved in the three years (WITH OTHER THERAPISTS!!!) before her.

You would need to invent a new type of degree above PhD just to make a dent in any attempt to describe her competence.

Written by S.H. on Jun 02, 2020 after counseling with Kristen for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Kristen is top notch. I [unfortunately] have been in and out of therapy since I was 6 yrs old due to trauma and Kristen has helped me navigate my adult life more effectively than my last 10 therapist. Thanks to betterhelp.com I was matched with a suitable therapist that not only understands me, but does not bash or degrade my actions when I slip up. I can tell she's committed to my process and will be there every step of the way.

Written by A.L. on May 29, 2020 after counseling with Kristen for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Kirsten is great.

Written by T.A. on Mar 16, 2020 after counseling with Kristen for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Kristin has been incredibly helpful and has supported me as I move through my mental health journey. Her caring, non-judgemental approach coupled with her delivery of helpful strategies has been a major contributor to my well being. I highly recommend her as a counselor!

Written by J.A. on Nov 11, 2019 after counseling with Kristen for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Kristen is amazing at what she does. I feel truly blessed that she was able to help me through some tough situations with guidance.