I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have been practicing for over 15 years. I hold independent clinical licenses in Hawaii, Colorado and New Mexico.
My approach to therapy is to build trusting relationships that allow for honesty and authenticity. I strive to assist people of any age to recognize their natural potential and learn to move past unhealthy patterns and develop new narratives. I specialize in trauma related conditions, depression, anxiety, self-harm, substance use disorders, acting out behavioral problems, parenting, couples and family conflict.
In therapy I draw upon my training in EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Family Systems to promote sustainable change. I like to focus on healthy communication and use various tools to promote health relationships.
I commend you for taking the first step towards feeling better. Feeling comfortable and safe with your therapist is important and necessary for the change process to unfold. I encourage you to reach out and contact me to see if working together in therapy feels like a good fit.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Communication Problems, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Family Problems, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Harm, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
CO LCSW 1001
HI LCSW LCSW-4478
Kristen has been nothing but a support for me. She has worked alongside me and really meets me where I am each week. She’s flexible and on time, makes me feel heard and validated, as well as things to think about regarding who I am and why I do what I do. 10/10 recommend!
Written on Oct 07, 2020 after therapy with Kristen for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating disorders, self esteem, and compassion fatigue
Kristen is great! I felt so comfortable with her right away. She has already helped me so much, and we’ve only been working together a couple weeks! I am so glad I took the leap and got help!
Written on Jun 25, 2020 after therapy with Kristen for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coaching
Kristen has been amazing, especially during such a tumultuous time. I feel like she has given me amazing tools and is incredibly supportive and knowledgeable. Really appreciate having her as my betterhelp therapist!
Written on Jun 19, 2020 after therapy with Kristen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Kristen is the best! I’ve seen many therapists over the years and she one of my favorites. She is her respectful and always has good insight. She is truly great at her job and I feel really lucky to have been matched with her.
Written on May 16, 2020 after therapy with Kristen for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues