I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker-Supervisor in the State of Ohio and have been actively practicing for over 20 years. I have been a School Social Worker for over 21 years working with all age groups of children and I have also always provided professional counseling services through contract agencies. I have experience in working with young children with focus and behavioral problems, teens and young adults with issues such as neglect, abuse, trauma, grief, loss and anxiety/depressive disorders. Through my contract experience I have done forensic interviewing, worked with agencies to provide private counseling and have also worked for a Dual Diagnosis and Psychiatric hospital for over four years. I have experience with clients who have developmental disabilities as well and am versed in Educational jargon, plans and place settings. I understand what happens day in and day out at a school setting and the issues that occur in public schools.
My style and approach is always to build a therapeutic, successful relationship with my clients. I don't believe in taking in large numbers of clients and providing the same service to all. I have experience in trauma, grief and loss and also self-esteem. I believe in psycho-education with clients because I feel it is important for them to understand what they are going through and to accept limitations or diagnoses and move forward. I believe in working with the symptoms someone is having, not only looking into a diagnosis. I use Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Solution-focused therapy. I am completing training in trauma certification with children and plan to continue this path.
I believe my greatest gift is the ability to make clients feel accepted and understood without judgment. I will help you to set goals and learn how to manage any symptoms you may be having and struggles to the best of my ability.
I look forward to working with you!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Trauma and abuse
Addictions , LGBT , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Blended Family Issues , Codependency , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Family Problems , Guilt and Shame , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Intellectual Disability , Mood Disorders , Narcissism , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Posttraumatic Stress , Self-Love , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LISW #I.0029680 (Expires: 2022-05-19)
Kristen always makes our sessions feel like talking to a friend rather than “a boring therapy session” which makes it sooo much easier for me to open up about my feelings.
At first, I thought she wouldn’t understand my feelings and thoughts because we were not from the same cultural background, but I was completely wrong. She’s very professional and friendly and understands every bit of everything I say.
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In a few session we had i felt accepted and validated by Kirsten. I did not experience any judgement a like. She might be the first therapist i might truly trust.
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