I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor licensed in Wisconsin with over 5 years of experience working as a clinical social worker, psychocounselor and Substance Abuse Counselor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, other Mental Health concerns, relationship issues, parenting problems, Domestic Violence-both victims and predators, Anger Management, and addictions. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse.
My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, motivational interviewing, psychodynamic and person-centered, and strengths based counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation/Loneliness, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy
WI LCSW 9369-123
IL LCSW 149020413
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Very attentive, great perspective in situations and helping to find answers.
Written on Apr 30, 2021 after therapy with Kristen for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse