**Currently only available during daytime hours **
I am a licensed counselor in Missouri with over 6 years of experience. I specialize in trauma, crisis, and substance use but have been fortunate to work with clients with a variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, bi-polar, relationship issues, eating disorders, abuse, domestic and sexual violence, behavior modification, ADHD/ADD and more.
My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines person centered, cognitive behavioral, motivational interviewing and solution focused counseling. I am also trained in EMDR and have been very fortunate to help many clients through this technique. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
My availability to respond to messages and sessions varies per day and I am fortunate enough to be able to be flexible with my client's schedules.
If you don't find a time that works for you, please let me know and we can work together to find a time that works. I encourage all of my clients to book a live session so you have my undivided attention whether it is a video, phone or chat session. As we all lead busy lives, I respond to messages as soon as I can and often between live sessions.
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: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
MO LPC 2017044081
Kristi has provided some much needed structure in my otherwise chaotic life. She's been really good at keeping me grounded during a time where everything seems to be constantly changing.
Written on Nov 15, 2023 after therapy with Kristi for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Kristi is the perfect balance of professional and relatable. She is encouraging and challenges me. Even when I enter a session with a heavy heart or confused mind, I leave the session feeling lighter and clearer. She is respectful always and I feel safe sharing myself with her. She provides great feedback and insight, but she does so in a way that allows me the opportunity for self discovery. I look forward to every session.
Written on Jul 14, 2023 after therapy with Kristi for 1 year and 11 months on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Just knowing I get to talk to Kristi gives me so much peace. I feel like she’s really changed me and how I go about my daily life, from how I think of myself to how I work my way through situations. I’m so grateful to have connected with her through BetterHelp.
Written on Jun 01, 2023 after therapy with Kristi for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties
Kristi is fantastic. Down to earth. Solid advice and situational awareness. Really wants to help without over-doing all the "now" things. Has great vision and really empathizes. I feel very confident in her practice.
Written on Mar 24, 2023 after therapy with Kristi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Great at listening. :)
Written on Mar 23, 2023 after therapy with Kristi for 2 months on issues concerning coping with life changes, and coaching
Kristi has been so helpful with my mental health journey. She's there for me when I have tough situations and listens wholeheartedly. Her compassionate nature allows me to feel entrusted in her care. She provides educational resources to better help with the process, and she is very consistent. I greatly appreciate all that she's done for me thus far, and I look forward to continuing the build of our professional relationship!
Written on Jan 17, 2023 after therapy with Kristi for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd