Kristen Epperson (Warden)

(LISW-SUP, SSW)

About Me

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!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
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 , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 21

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LISW #I.0029680 (Expires: 2022-05-19)


Reviews

Written by R.O. on May 03, 2021 after counseling with Kristen for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coaching, and compassion fatigue

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.

Written by J.E. on Apr 17, 2021 after counseling with Kristen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Hands down the best, most supportive and tangibly helpful counselor/therapist I’ve ever worked with.

Written by J.A. on Mar 17, 2021 after counseling with Kristen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Kristen has been absolutely great to work with. Very knowledgable, but very humble and does a great job of seeking to understand before giving advice. She also does a good job of providing critical feedback, while also maintaining a positive, supportive demeanor. I've only met with her a couple of times now, but super excited to continue this relationship!

Written by M.A. on Mar 03, 2021 after counseling with Kristen for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, parenting issues, and self esteem

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.

Written by J.A. on Feb 15, 2021 after counseling with Kristen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Kristen is lovely and super supportive and professional, she listens with care and understanding to what my issues are and offers a variety of knowledge to help tackle my problems.

Thankyou for BetterHelp, I am feeling more confident about my self and my life!

Written by J.E. on Feb 12, 2021 after counseling with Kristen for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

Kristen has been an amazing and invaluable resource as I work through both mental and physical health issues. She responds in an extremely timely manner and offers support and suggestions that give me different perspectives and hope that I can overcome the issues I'm struggling with. It is comforting to know I have her to speak to and know I will receive honest and thoughtful feedback. I would highly recommend Kristen to others.

Written by T.I. on Feb 10, 2021 after counseling with Kristen for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and coping with life changes

I have had two sessions with Kristen so far, and have found her incredibly open and very easy to talk to. Kristen is a lovely lady and it is obvious that she cares about her clients and is keen to support them.