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We face many challenges in life. Often, we put off our well-being until these issues are resolved. "I would be happy if ____________ ." "I can relax when ________________." This is a "trick" that the mind plays on us, and it simply does not work. Let's get started on improving your quality of life right now, despite the challenges.
My name is Kristen. I'm a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in Oregon. I am fascinated by the brain and the human condition; it is a passion for me to help you learn more about your own mind and life. With this knowledge (along with support and patience), you can learn to make your mind "work" for you- rather than you "working" for it. I am happy to answer any questions you may have about this.
I received a master's degree in social work (MSW) in 2013 from the University of Alabama. I have worked as a counselor for five years. Many of my clients have worked with me on anxiety/stress, depression, healing from past trauma and improving self-esteem. I have had a great deal of experience in assisting with family conflict and parenting issues as well. I enjoy using mindfulness-based interventions with persons who are interested as these are heavily supported by the latest neuroscience research. Collaborative Problem Solving and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy are among other approaches that I like to take bits and pieces from. My style differs with each person/couple/family. I welcome any and all feedback as my counseling is about supporting you in the way that you need to be supported.
I would love to join you on your journey. Please reach out if you have any questions for me or if you'd like to work together. :)
- Stress, Anxiety
- Family conflicts
- Trauma and abuse
- Parenting issues
- Self esteem
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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Imago Relationship Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LCSW #L7930 (Expires: 2022-12-30)
Kristen is wonderful! If BetterHelp didn't randomly match counselors, I would recommend her to everyone I know.
I started therapy with Kristen at the start of quarantine (but after wanting to for much longer) and she has been a life saver. My anxiety and depression was taking over my life and she has helped give me the tools to get it back. Kristen is so easy to talk to, making you feel comfortable with sharing any issue or concern. I never feel judged or shamed by her, always empowered and encouraged!
Kristen is an excellent therapist who has the ability to listen to her clients, truly hear them without judgment and provide real practical solutions that make a lasting positive impact.
Kristen has been wonderful so far! She gives great advice and insight without seeming like she is judging. She does not have an issue admitting if she does not know about something and is willing to ask other colleagues when needed. She is great!
Kristen is an amazing counselor. ;]]
Kristen is helping me unpack decades old trauma while making me feel knowledgeable and respected, because I work in the mental health field. I respect and appreciate her guidance and look forward to completing my goals with her. Thank you Kristen!
Kristen is my second counselor on here, as my first didn’t work out. I’m glad I tried one more time because she is wonderful! Before even video chatting (using the text feature) she had a very clear idea of what I needed. She’s positive, kind, caring and has great tools.
Kristen listens to me and responds in a way that lets me know she heard everything I said. She is patient and helps me find solutions to issues and reminds me to work on my goals.