Kristen Duran


About Me

Hello and welcome! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Life Coach. I have experience working with individuals ages 4 to adult for almost 20 years and have worked in the direct mental health field close to 5 years. My experience includes working in a community mental health agency, crisis stabilization unit and school settings.

I specialize in working with those dealing with a wide range of challenging issues including relationship conflict, depression, anxiety, grief and loss as well as trauma and abuse. I utilize different modalities to include psycho-education, EMDR therapy, CBT, DBT, Solution Focused Therapy and others. My goal is to utilize what works best for you and to empower you to gain the confidence you need to live in freedom and joy.

I am very passionate about helping others gain the tools they need to live their best life. Together, you and I will work to begin a process of healing for you. We will work together as a team to move you forward. Let's get started!

I look forward to meeting you!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Anger management , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Dissociation , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 4

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LPC #011189 (Expires: 2020-09-01)


Written by M.O. on Jun 29, 2020 after counseling with Kristen for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and anger management

great person all around and listens and understands my problems and helps me to find ways to cope with them.

Written by A.K. on May 06, 2020 after counseling with Kristen for 1 month on issues concerning addictions, and eating disorders

Kristen is a highly skilled therapist with a warm and affirming demeanor. I had not had the best experience with BetterHelp therapists until her. It's been such a blessing to finally have someone who I feel confident in and whose style is supportive to what I need. Ive already been able to make good progress. If you're looking for someone who really listens, puts your desires first, is a clear and open communicator, present and who leaves any ego at the door, give Kristen a try.

Written by S.T. on Apr 20, 2020 after counseling with Kristen for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Kristen is a great support and challenges me to grow. She’s super great at what she does, and shares gives wisdom and encouragement!

Written by N.A. on Mar 01, 2020 after counseling with Kristen for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse, and self esteem

I felt comforted by Kristen right away. She is soothing to talk to and reminds me every day that I am not alone. I have noticed a lot of progress in a very short time, and I owe it all to her.

Written by M.E. on Jan 19, 2020 after counseling with Kristen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Kristen is awesome to work with. She’s so supportive and a very good listener. She makes lots of very helpful suggestions to work through struggles.

Written by L.I. on Jan 03, 2020 after counseling with Kristen for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Kristen is a fantastic counsellor, coach and friend. She is full of integrity and is always impeccable with her word. I can always count on her to follow through with keeping me accountable for my goals. She is supportive, caring and kind. I am blessed to have her on my side to help me navigate through life’s challenges and celebrate it’s successes. Without Kristen by my side, I would be lost in the wrong direction. Thank you for everything you do for me Kristen.

I highly recommend Kristen as a counsellor because of her non-judgmental and warm approach to help with solving problems. She also had a diverse set of skills, including life coaching which has been very beneficial to me. I am confident that she will be able to help you with whatever you are dealing with.