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Kristen Morgan, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Grief Coping with life changes
Video Phone Messaging

About me

Hello, I'm glad you're here!
My name is Kris, and I'm a Mental Health Counselor and a Visual Artist.

My background:
Since 2017, I have been helping adults move forward through their anxiety, grief, codependency, self-esteem issues, relationship problems, and sexual trauma histories. I have provided counseling services through BetterHelp; my Wisconsin-based private practice; Gundersen Health System; and La Crosse County (WI) Mobile Crisis Unit.

I’m a mixed-media artist, and my background in Studio Arts gives me unique insight into working with, and connecting with, those who identify as creative; visual thinking; abstract; spiritual; and/or out-of-the-box. Just to clarify, while I have a spiritual perspective, I do not offer Christian Counseling.

My approach:
My counseling approach is collaborative, empathic, and nonjudgmental. My strengths as a counselor are intuition, empathy, and unconditional positive regard for my clients.

I use a solution-focused approach to counseling. What this means is that I work with clients to identify their problems, and work toward “solutions” to these problems. We work together to develop specific, measurable, and attainable therapeutic goals that focus on the here-and-now to create meaningful change.

My counseling approach also has a strong focus mindfulness and whole-person wellness. I am passionate about helping clients mindfully focus on improving their wellness to build resilience and thrive amidst their current challenges.

I experience both counseling and art-making as therapeutic, transformative processes that help us contact and express our inner worlds--our thoughts, emotions, and needs. These processes can help us increase self-compassion, develop new perspectives, and better-understand our selves. This clarity can help us develop the confidence and courage to make choices based on our values, so that our lives reflect who we are and what is most important to us.

Training:
I received my Masters degrees in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (Winona State University) and Human Development with concentration in Spirituality and Creativity (Saint Mary’s University of MN). My undergraduate degrees are in Studio Art (University of MN-Duluth) and Visual Communications (Art Institute of Pittsburgh). I engage in ongoing training and clinical consultation to help ensure ethical, quality care.

Personal:
I’m a mother and an artist. I like flower gardening, swimming, painting, and dancing. I enjoy counseling and art-making as therapeutic, transformative processes.

Professional experience

6yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Grief Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Compassion fatigue, Codependency, Mood disorders , Self-love

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Services offered

Video
Phone
Messaging

License information

WI LPC 8518-125

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Kristen Morgan. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Kris has been an incredible guide as I work through childhood trauma and the results of it in adulthood. I cannot recommend working with her enough. She is empathetic, cares, and explores all the deepest, darkest parts of me alongside me, which I’d never have the courage to do on my own.

Written on Dec 14, 2023 after therapy with Kristen for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Kris has been excellent my entire therapy journey. She was very easy to talk to initially when I was nervous. She has helped me feel understood and protected. She has helped me make a lot of progress and is always supportive of my goals.

Written on Oct 25, 2023 after therapy with Kristen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I have been with Kris for 8 months as I have been working through a divorce and her intuitive style of counseling has been a perfect fit for me.

Written on Oct 09, 2023 after therapy with Kristen for 7 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Kris quietly and perceptively helps guide me through confusing and difficult times. She gently pushes me to heal what needs to be healed by giving me tools to do so and nudges in the right direction.

My primary reason for coming to Kris was about relationships. Since I’ve been seeing her, my anxiety has melted away and I understand so much more about the drivers behind it.

Written on Oct 05, 2023 after therapy with Kristen for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Very encouraging and respectful

Written on Oct 01, 2023 after therapy with Kristen for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

I'm very glad to have been matched with Kris. I was looking for support with relationship issues, anxiety, and self-care. Kris has been wonderful to talk to about these things. She is insightful, compassionate, and has helped me feel much more comfortable and confident talking about, and managing the things that led me to explore therapy. I appreciate that she offers great resources for me to look into if I need more support, or want to learn more, and I'm especially grateful for her encouragement, and gentle demeanor. Since beginning our sessions together, I feel a new awareness and a shift in perspective that has helped me to make some positive changes, and ultimately feel much better.
Thank you Kris!

Written on Jun 19, 2023 after therapy with Kristen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd