Kristen Hardin

(LPC)

About Me

What would it be like to talk to someone who will listen to your problems and thoughts with patience, compassion, no judgement, and with no agenda of their own? That is what my clients tell me it is like to work with me. They say that I am nurturing and that I meet them where they are. I offer objective feedback and suggestions and I do it with kindness and compassion.

I have been helping men and women of all ages and life stages to achieve their goals for 9 years. I am a licensed professional counselor and I currently am working in my private practice.

I use several different therapy styles, most commonly solution-focused brief therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy. My style is caring and nurturing; I want to help my clients succeed! I will still confront and challenge when needed for your benefit, but I do it with care and concern for your well-being. I work from a strength based approach. I believe we all have the ability to be successful, but we get off track sometimes and can use some help to get back where we need to be. I strongly believe there is no "one size fits all" approach so I am proud to offer highly personalized treatment. These treatment decisions are based on my knowledge and expertise but first and foremost based on what you want to tackle, improve, achieve, or work through. I work with a wide variety of issues from adjusting to a new life change, mood disorders, anxiety, eating disorders (excluding anorexia), and I help a lot of people who may not have a diagnoseable mental health problem, but need an objective third party to offer feedback, suggestions, and coping skills.

If you are looking for an evening or weekend counselor, please know I am not available during those hours or times.

If you have any questions, please ask me! I would love to work with you!


Specialties

  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Intimacy-related issues
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes

I also have experience in Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder

Years of Experience: 7

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #66478 (Expires: 2020-06-30)


Reviews

Written by J.U. on Mar 25, 2019 after counseling with Kristen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Kristen has been such a blessing to me over these last few months. She listens, offers sound advice and really supports me. She’s really great about summarizing what I’m trying to say and she’s always spot on, never uncertain of what I’m trying to say. She’s amazing and I’m very grateful for her help.

Written by P.A. on Mar 25, 2019 after counseling with Kristen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Kristen is perfect for me. Betterhelp did an amazing job pairing me! She gives me breathing room and time to internalize and come to her with things when I am choosing to, and never feels pushy. She checks in if it’s been awhile, but again, never in a pushy way. She is kind, quick to the point, clear, and thoughtful. I would recommend her to anyone

Written by J.A. on Mar 20, 2019 after counseling with Kristen for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Kristen Hardin has been a positive influence and a wise counselor in a time of need. She is an amazing listener, objective in her approach, understands the issues at hand, and provides relevant insights and questions. Kristen has really helped me through these times and I highly recommend her as a counselor.

Written by N.A. on Mar 08, 2019 after counseling with Kristen for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

Kristen is literally the best, I feel like I’m talking to a friend.

Written by J.O. on Feb 13, 2019 after counseling with Kristen for 8 months on issues concerning depression, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and self esteem

Kristen has been such a huge help in getting my life back on track again. I am so glad I decided to reach out and try BetterHelp since I got paired with her.

Written by T.Y. on Feb 05, 2019 after counseling with Kristen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and compassion fatigue

She’s great! She is down to earth and knows exactly how to communicate effectively!

Written by D.A. on Feb 04, 2019 after counseling with Kristen for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Kristen has been accessible throughout. Generally, it is hard for me to share what I am really feeling. Kristen has helped me to explore thoughts, and expand on ideas that are taking me in the right direction.

Written by S.A. on Jan 29, 2019 after counseling with Kristen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Kristen has been wonderful. I have been able to share though things with her without feeling judged. I do feel like she always provides a safe environment for me and is constructive with her feedback. Which all around are great qualities that I need to be my most successful version of myself.

Written by A.L. on Dec 14, 2018 after counseling with Kristen for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and self esteem

Kristen has always been there. She checks in on me when I haven't answered in a while and she responds very quickly to my problems (even though I can be pretty bad about getting back sometimes).

Written by C.H. on Nov 23, 2018 after counseling with Kristen for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Kristen is the person I turn to when my mental baggage keeps piling on and on. She's helped me unpack, sort, and throw out some of that baggage, and taught me a thing or two in the process. She's always been honest and supportive, and checks in on a regular basis.

Written by T.I. on Nov 20, 2018 after counseling with Kristen for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, and career difficulties

At first, I was interested to see if online counseling would offer the same help, support, and overall positive experience I was looking for.... and Kristin/BetterHelp was everything and more than I expected. I have been doing counseling with her for over a year now and she has been extremely helpful, kind, understanding, knowledgeable, nurturing, and we couldn't have been matched better. I don't think I could've made it though the last year without this website and Kristen. It has been so therapeutic and so much cheaper than regular counseling and you can do it all at your convenience at home, or at work. I definitely recommend BetterHelp and Kristin Hardin! Thank you so much for the impact you have had on my life and my thinking!

Written by S.T. on Oct 09, 2018 after counseling with Kristen for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Kristen is so easy to talk to. She listens and always provides insight. She is kind and respectful. I feel like I can tell her anything.

Written by N.A. on Sep 22, 2018 after counseling with Kristen for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

She's awesome! Extremely engaging and understanding. I talked with her a year ago and stopped for a while. And have never stopped thinking about going back to her

Written by L.I. on Aug 07, 2018 after counseling with Kristen for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, self esteem, and career

I love working with Kristen. She has made me feel safe enough to share without judgement. She has helped me with so much. Great counselor!!

Written by R.O. on Jul 02, 2018 after counseling with Kristen for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, anger, and career

Kristen has been my counselor twice now. I left due to financial reasons and when I came back I wanted her to be my therapist again That pretty mush says it all.. She is literally a treasure. She is empathetic and understanding . She truly listens carefully but doesn't judge ever. I always look forward to our sessions. She is very insitefull and brings up helpful observations. I would recommend her to any one, male or female!

Written by B.A. on Jun 08, 2018 after counseling with Kristen for 2 months

Kristen has been a tremendous help. I was initially resistant to the idea of therapy, but I tried it. Kristen has helped me see that the things bothering me we're legitimate and have solutions and helped guide me to those solutions. I'm certainly a better person for her help.

Written by S.O. on Jun 06, 2018 after counseling with Kristen for 2 months on issues concerning self esteem, and career

Kristen has been wonderful in helping me with my career and family issues. I feel like she really listens to me and supports me. She's good at asking questions that make you think about your situation in a new way. She's very low pressure and non-judgmental no matter what I say, and I really appreciate that. She makes me feel normal and okay with myself.

Written by K.E. on May 23, 2018 after counseling with Kristen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career

Kristen is great!

Written by J.E. on May 08, 2018 after counseling with Kristen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, family, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and career

Very friendly, compassionate and helpful. It would be nice to get more timely responses, more than an average of one a day, but her overall care and help is worth sticking around for. Maybe it's so good because it comes slow. She's thoughtful and it's very easy to be open with her. If you don't like something or feel uncomfortable, or want to talk about something different just let her know. She's happy to help, you just have to be vocal about your needs.

Written by B.E. on May 04, 2018 after counseling with Kristen for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and bipolar

Kristen is very supportive and affirming while asking good questions to help me think deeper about issues.

Written by V.A. on Mar 29, 2018 after counseling with Kristen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, parenting, and self esteem

I really like Kristen! I feel she understands me. Has opened my eyes to some issues that I wouldn't have thought of myself. I'm very happy with Kristen and this online service, as going to see someone face to face would be nearly impossible for me. Thank you, Kristen!

Written by C.R. on Mar 21, 2018 after counseling with Kristen for 6 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, and trauma and abuse

Kristen immediately feels like an old friend, ready to listen about anything you're ready to talk about. She doesn't get pushy and only wants you to be comfortable. This was my first counseling experience, something I'd needed for years, and she made it a great one through her empathy, compassion, and kindness in all her words.

Written by K.R. on Mar 07, 2018 after counseling with Kristen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, eating, and self esteem

Kristen is very kind, compassionate, and upfront with her counseling style. She is excellent in every way. I’m very grateful to have her as a counselor.

Written by N.I. on Feb 14, 2018 after counseling with Kristen for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

She is truly remarkable! Great listener and gives very practical, level-headed advice that comes from a place of compassion. I have had a wonderful time working with her and will take her words to heart as I continue with the battles inside my head. I won't give up and will focus on being kinder to myself. Thank you so much, Kristen!

Written by V.O. on Feb 11, 2018 after counseling with Kristen for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Kristen is a very supportive listener and acknowledges your issues while helping you move past them. She came across as very caring and understanding. I look forward to working with her more.

Written by P.E. on Jan 26, 2018 after counseling with Kristen for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, and trauma and abuse

I strongly recommend Kristen Hardin as a counselor she is very open and unbiased.

Written by J.O. on Jan 04, 2018 after counseling with Kristen for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, intimacy-related, self esteem, and bipolar

Been great so far!

Written by A.D. on Dec 28, 2017 after counseling with Kristen for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Kristen Hardin has been helping me with working through my depressive episodes, and I can't say enough great things about her. She responds to my inquiries, provides helpful advice, and listens. Never judges. She's fantastic, and I don't know where I'd be without Kristen or BetterHelp.

Written by S.T. on Dec 27, 2017 after counseling with Kristen for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, parenting, and self esteem

She is amazing!

Written by S.H. on Dec 12, 2017 after counseling with Kristen for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, self esteem, anger, and career

I love Kristen!! She is awesome. She hears me and without judgment, guides me to be better.

Written by A.L. on Nov 29, 2017 after counseling with Kristen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship, family, intimacy-related, and parenting

I loved working with Kristen. Her advice is so practical and actionable. It required no going out of my way in order to incorporate her advice into my daily life, and it felt very natural to discuss my problems with her. She never had an issue with my incredibly long emails either! :)

Written by A.N. on Nov 28, 2017 after counseling with Kristen for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, grief, eating, and self esteem

Kristen is very kind, caring and an excellent counselor.

Written by K.A. on Nov 17, 2017 after counseling with Kristen for 6 months on issues concerning depression, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Kristen is excellent. She gives great insight, is compassionate, and dedicated.

Written by H.O. on Nov 08, 2017 after counseling with Kristen for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, grief, intimacy-related, eating, and self esteem

Kristen has been my ally through very challenging times. I think she has my best interest at heart, but listens fairly, objectively and tells me things that I do and sometimes do not want to hear. It’s exactly what I need.

Written by K.E. on Nov 02, 2017 after counseling with Kristen for 4 months

Kristen is by far the best counselor I’ve ever had. She is not judgmental at all and everything she says is very rational and realistic which makes applying it that much easier. She’s compassionate and definitely cares about her clients. She sees me as a whole and works with my individual situation accounting for all aspects and aspirations in my life, be it relationships or school.

Written by K.A. on Oct 15, 2017 after counseling with Kristen for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and career

Kristin has been so incredibly helpful in so many ways! She approaches every conversation with compassion and understanding, but also makes sure to tell me what I need to hear. I feel comfortable talking to her and am so thankful that I can come to her without the fear of being judged. Not only does she give me constructive feedback with suggestions on how to handle any situation, but she also praises me in such a positive manner when I make positive changes in my life. I love having her to go to anytime I need advice or guidance, and would recommend her to absolutely anyone! She is a great person.

Written by M.I. on Sep 27, 2017 after counseling with Kristen for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, and relationship

Good listener with insightful interjections.

Written by A.N. on Sep 04, 2017 after counseling with Kristen for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, self esteem, career, and bipolar

Kristen Hardin is a capable, compassionate counselor. She offers good advice using supportive and appropriate language. I have benefited greatly from her services.

Written by S.A. on Aug 23, 2017 after counseling with Kristen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, grief, and intimacy-related

This is an excellent service!

Written by T.I. on Aug 13, 2017 after counseling with Kristen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, self esteem, and career

Kristen is a wonderful counselor. She is the perfect fit for a person such as myself. I highly encourage everyone to use this service and to ask for Kristen specifically!

Written by A.M. on Jun 20, 2017 after counseling with Kristen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, eating, and self esteem

Kristen is highly educated and experienced at counselling. She is also extremely caring and supportive. She has helped me a great deal - I hope to continue my work with her - She has helped me overcome many things already and I've worked with her for only a short time.

Written by M.E. on Jun 05, 2017 after counseling with Kristen for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, grief, eating, and self esteem

Kristen has been very helpful so far. She offers me practical suggestions for ordering my thoughts and getting through moments of panic or anxiety. I highly recommend her!

Written by A.Y. on Jun 02, 2017 after counseling with Kristen for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, self esteem, career, and bipolar

Kristen is very kind and understanding, reaching out to her had a calming effect, and even just knowing someone cared on the other side of the screen, asking thoughtful questions, gained me tremendous insight. I'm really appreciative for the help she's given me.

Written by S.T. on May 05, 2017 after counseling with Kristen for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship

I love Kristen, she is very sweet and caring. She takes the time to get to know you and always give very detailed, expert advice. I'm so thankful that I got to work with her and I will definitely keep everything she has taught me as part of my new lifestyle.

Written by R.A. on Apr 27, 2017 after counseling with Kristen for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related, eating, and self esteem

Kristen is gentle and helpful without being pushy. So far I am having a pleasant experience.

Written by N.I. on Apr 24, 2017 after counseling with Kristen for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Kristen is wonderful at switching directions and makes the counseling personal. I feel like we really know each other even though we have only been talking for a few weeks. I like that I can just reach out to her whenever I need and she will get back to me with something thoughtful.

Written by L.A. on Apr 18, 2017 after counseling with Kristen for 2 days on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, self esteem, and career

Kristen is amazing. I've been working with her for only a few days now, and I already feel like I'm feeling better and that I'm about to find the solutions to my current situation. She senses everything and has the right questions to ask me in order to find the core of the problem. Thank you.

Written by T.E. on Apr 11, 2017 after counseling with Kristen for 5 days on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, intimacy-related, eating, sleeping, parenting, and self esteem

He is awesome and I'm a male. Much older so she is great with the young and the old and doesn't shy away from any issues especially the ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM ISSUES that most people like not to get into. The truth hurts is what most Americans say but Kristen makes sure your going to at least know the truth about your issues in life. Excellent counselor in a world where most of them just want to listen at 200 an hour and get you in and get you out to come back again.