I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor practicing in the state of Texas. I have 21 years of experience working with a variety of clients in both inpatient psychiatric and outpatient community mental health settings. I've worked with adolescents, adults, and families experiencing a wide range of issues related to substance abuse, depression, anxiety, mood swings, relationship problems, grief/loss, and physical and emotional trauma.
I believe in holistic treatment, considering the cognitive, emotional, physical, and relational needs of each unique individual. My therapeutic approach is cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, and person-centered, focusing on recognizing behaviors and triggers and creating positive coping skills. My counseling style is sensitive, compassionate, and non-judgmental.
Seeking help is a courageous step in the healing process. My hope is to help guide you through your journey of self-empowerment, positive change, acquiring hope, and leading a more fulfilled life.
I look forward to working with you!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
I also have experience in Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder
LPC #63648 (Expires: 2019-11-30)
I’ve been with Kristen for over a year now, and she’s really helped me strive as an individual. Because of her I’m a better person. I got a long way to go still but I’m confident i can get there so long as she’s by my side
She has been very helpful and understanding. The advice given has helped.
Kristen has consistently done her best to help me out. I appreciate her patience.
Kristen is very supportive and always respond within hours of my messages. Also, she is more flexible with scheduling than the app! I highly recommend her.
Kristen is amazing. She makes me feel heard and supported. I often leave our sessions feeling more hopeful than I did at the start. Since starting therapy with Kristen I have gained a lot of clarity in what affects me mentally. I've learned better coping skills, and she has helped me to learn how to think through situations fully and not just take them at face value.
She is very friendly and supportive. She encourages messaging at anytime of the day and usually responds within a timely manner. She offers great support and a variety of techniques to help deal with and address the issues you mention in your worksheet answers. I have felt very comfortable telling her my thoughts and feelings. I would recommend her and this site to my friends
She is a wonderful listener and a great empathized. I truly had a connection - I felt understood and not alone for the first time in awhile. And this was my first session with her! She listens but also offers direction. I feel that Kristen truly cares.
Kristen is responsive and a great listener, it helps to have her there as a sounding board. She encourages anytime messaging and our weekly visits are helpful to me during tough times. I appreciate what she does and I'm glad this service is available.
Kristen was a big help in a time of need! She is so genuine and helpful! It was a blessing to talk to her.
Kristen is the best.
Kristen is amazing! She listens and responds quickly. She's honest and forthright. I have several things I want to work on and Kristen is very good at helping me prioritize and work through each item. She is the best part of my week or day. She is always there when I need her...I love that I can send her an email when my day is rough and she can respond, instead of having to wait like in traditional therapy.
My experience with Kristen has been a very positive one. She is empathetic but constructive in her questions and goal setting. Counseling is a process, it can negatively burden the individual if not guided properly. Kristen handles this process genuinely and professionally, allowing a constructive picture to blossom. It's been a fantastic counseling process, that has helped me very much.
After being unsatisfied with a previous counselor on this site, I was matched with Kristen and I'm so thankful that I was! I feel like she genuinely wants to help me and that she puts a lot of thought into her responses.