Hi! My name is Kristen Paradise. I am a licensed provider from Minneapolis, whose approach to treatment is tailored to the client, as each person is unique in their own right, and each person may have a different need in the context of their process of therapy. As all individuals are different, and all people experience this life differently than the next. We cannot assume to know what another person feels, but what we can do, is listen to one another, and be there to give support, care and compassion when it is needed the most. None of us have all the answers in this life, yet, sometimes all we need, is to be heard, to feel understood, and to not feel alone.
I specialize my work with: psychedelic informed/integration, grief and loss, LGBTQ+, anxiety, depression, sex work, veterans, first responders, and trauma.
Outside of Betterhelp, I own and operate a psychedelic assisted psychotherapy practice, in MN. If you are curious about this work, we can also discuss if it may be helpful to your healing.
"What we do not need in the midst of struggle, is shame for being human." - Breanne Brown. This quote has always struck me as one that holds so true to the human experience. When we are shamed for simply who we are, how can we ever learn to be authentically ourselves?My goal as a provider, is to ensure my patients are seen and heard, and to do my best to help them not feel alone in this world.
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Career difficulties, Depression, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
MN LPCC 3140
Kristen listens without any judgment.
Thank you ,Kristen
Written on Oct 26, 2023 after therapy with Kristen for 3 weeks on issues concerning grief
Best. Therapist. Everrrrr. So sweet and kind, caring and understanding. She's helped me recover in so many ways
Written on Oct 03, 2023 after therapy with Kristen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes
Kristen has been a rock during a very hard time in my life. I know that I can come to her with anything and even through that, she’ll accept whatever I have to say with no judgment and then proceed accordingly - whether it’s praise, agreement, relating, or by challenging me. It feels completely natural to speak with her - even at length - about the little things, as she can sift through them for the bigger issues at hand. (Or, when there aren’t issues, she seems to genuinely enjoy or appreciate what I have to share!) Hoping to work with Kristen a long time. I look forward to our appointments vs. dreading them as I have in the past.
Written on Sep 08, 2023 after therapy with Kristen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, grief, self esteem, and adhd
I am very happy I was matched with Kristen as my therapist. Her energy, outlook, and insight, have already been helpful in the few short weeks I have been in therapy.
Written on Jul 21, 2023 after therapy with Kristen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
Kristen is phenomenal. She creates a safe place for me to be vulnerable and be myself. She listens attentively and really understands me. I really appreciate her method and helpful advices.
Written on Sep 27, 2020 after therapy with Kristen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd
Kristen is the best! She’s very comfortable to talk to and I’m so glad I was matched with her.
Written on Sep 04, 2020 after therapy with Kristen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes