Kristi OHair

(LPC)

About Me

My passion is to help clients identify and remove the cause of psychological suffering by getting a clearer understanding of how the mind works and developing resiliency. I also have a professional interest in working with individuals and couples struggling with blended family issues, relationship issues, mental wellness and working with young adults trying to figure out their direction.

For the past 29 years, I have been an educator specializing in counseling children and their families. I have also been a mental health counselor at Northwest Texas Hospital in Amarillo, Texas helping individuals deal with depression, stress and anxiety. I truly believe our thinking keeps us from moving forward.
Depression including suicidal ideation
Dysthymic Disorder and chronic lack of motivation
Anxiety disorders including panic, generalized anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Addictive behaviors – substance abuse, internet addiction, gambling, compulsive overeating
Relationship difficulties, impending or post divorce
Improving communication skills in relationships
Recovery from trauma and abuse
Values and purpose clarification (clarifying what is most important in your life)
Life transitions(changing jobs, relationships, loss & grief)
School and work related stress, procrastination and poor academic performance
Fear of public speaking and fear of flying
Struggles related to cultural and racial identity
Personal growth and stress reduction
Struggles with spirituality and religion
Insomnia, nightmares and other sleep disorders

I also have significant experience working with children as well as blended families


Specialties

  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , LGBT , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Depression , Coaching
Years of Experience: 19

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #60486 (Expires: 2021-11-01)


Reviews

Written by S.A. on Nov 02, 2020 after counseling with Kristi for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Dr. O'Hair really listens to what I have to say. I feel heard and understood after each session and I am so grateful to have finally found a therapist that understands me as well as how to best help me.

Written by S.O. on Oct 26, 2020 after counseling with Kristi for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I’ve only been seeing her for a couple weeks, but Kristi has been very helpful. From the start she has given me actual tools to use during my week, and listens attentively and has great insights.

Written by N.A. on Sep 26, 2020 after counseling with Kristi for 6 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Kristi is a wonderful support in my life. She knows me and I feel she cares about me as a person and a client.

Written by A.L. on Sep 23, 2020 after counseling with Kristi for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Kristi is an incredible therapist. Not only did I immediately feel at ease with her, but it is evident that we have a number of commonalities; as such, I know that she really gets where I'm coming from and understands how I feel. Her advice feels spot on, and I can already see improvements in my life from following her advice. I've had a really wonderful experience with Kristi and am excited to continue working with her.

Written by S.O. on Sep 11, 2020 after counseling with Kristi for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

I had one session with a therapist through my health insurance. After that first session, I knew she would not be able to help me. I decided to give BetterHelp a try. After the first session with Kristi I felt confident that I found the support I needed. I appreciate the extra information she emails in between sessions. If gives me an opportunity to mediate and self reflect.

Written by B.R. on Aug 27, 2020 after counseling with Kristi for 1 month on issues concerning trauma and abuse, and grief

Kristi is very articulate with her counseling style. Anything you tell her, whether small or big, Kristi will bring it up at some point during the counseling session because she wants to be in the know of every single aspect of your life as it is all connected. Even talking about things where there may have been some differences in opinions, Kristi listened to my point of view and it made me comfortable sharing. Kristi has been great so far!

Written by W.I. on Aug 02, 2020 after counseling with Kristi for 2 weeks

Kristi is just great! She made me feel comfortable the entire session. She is very professional and passionate about her job. Her experience in this field is clearly demonstrated and I would definitely recommend her to anyone.

Written by L.U. on Jul 24, 2020 after counseling with Kristi for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

With Kristi I feel I can heal at my own pace, she has really helped me make some self discoveries and got me thinking about things that I haven’t considered before. Sort of like finding a puzzle piece I hadn’t realized I was missing yet.

Written by R.E. on May 05, 2020 after counseling with Kristi for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

She is a great listener with great feedback.

Written by A.U. on Apr 23, 2020 after counseling with Kristi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Kristi has been so unbelievably kind to my situation. I had no idea what to expect from online counseling, but this has been well beyond anything I could have anticipated.

Written by P.A. on Feb 18, 2020 after counseling with Kristi for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

Wonderful counselor! Very compassionate and understanding. Thank you so much for your help.

Written by D.I. on Jan 19, 2020 after counseling with Kristi for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Kristi is a lovely person. She gave me wonderful advices to make you feel better. Really enjoy talking with her.

Written by B.E. on Jan 08, 2020 after counseling with Kristi for 2 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

She is an excellent person and therapist who is experienced l, supportive and who is really dedicated towards fixing problems in a proactive way. She is the best counselor I could have hoped to collaborate with.

Written by J.A. on Jan 05, 2020 after counseling with Kristi for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Helped me out a lot with my inner demons and saved me and my relationship. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.

Written by C.H. on Nov 23, 2019 after counseling with Kristi for 5 months on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, and coaching

Kristi is a friend. She listens well and cuts me off when it's needed. She's honest and keeps me honest with myself. I trust her expertise. When she mentioned that she learned something during the week and it is directly related to me, I feel valued as a person, an individual rather just one of her clients. I'm grateful to have been matched with Kristi!

Written by M.E. on May 19, 2019 after counseling with Kristi for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues

I really loved my experience working with Kristi. She provided great advice and perspective which is what I was seeking.

Written by J.E. on May 16, 2019 after counseling with Kristi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Kristi has been absolutely wonderful to talk to, she listens, sympathizes with you and gives you tools to be able to face your problems. She replies in a timely manner and cares about what you say. I would absolutely recommend her.

Written by K.I. on May 03, 2019 after counseling with Kristi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

She's amazing!

Written by S.A. on Apr 29, 2019 after counseling with Kristi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Kristi has been a terrific support to me for the short time we spent together. In some way she has helped me focus on the positives and look at the brighter aspects of life. She understood and sympathized with my situation completely. It made me feel like I'm not suffering alone. She was always available for me whenever I needed her. She was patient with me despite several of my ranting sessions. Thanks for everything Kristi. Truly.

Written by J.A. on Apr 28, 2019 after counseling with Kristi for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and coaching

Kristi O’Hair is an excellent counselor. She is professional, she answers my email in timely manner. She helps me focus on positive that gives me hope to look forward to my future. Consider yourself fortunate if you have Kristi O’Hair as your counselor.

Written by R.O. on Apr 23, 2019 after counseling with Kristi for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Kristi is amazing and makes me feel heard and understood, and validates my feelings. She offers great tools and advice and works with me to find solutions to the things I am struggling with. I would recommend her to anyone who is willing to do the work and wants to be the best versions of themselves!

Written by A.N. on Apr 23, 2019 after counseling with Kristi for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Kristi was very supportive and to-the-point. She helped me identify my unhealthy thought patterns and gave me the tools to figure out where they came from and how to correct them. I only spent a short time talking to her, but I feel like she really helped me to understand myself better and equipped me to move forward and become stronger. I am extremely thankful for her help and I highly recommend her to anyone who is feeling lost and needs help moving forward.

Written by D.A. on Apr 06, 2019 after counseling with Kristi for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

Kristi has been great!! She was exactly what I needed. Thanks for this service.

Written by O.R. on Apr 04, 2019 after counseling with Kristi for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

Kristi is a great person!

Written by A.M. on Mar 21, 2019 after counseling with Kristi for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and parenting issues

I was sceptical at first... but Kristi is extremely good at understanding and being available with suggestions and ideas to create a plan for issues I have trouble dealing with alone. I have no regrets and suggest that anyone that struggles with things in life emotionally at least give it a chance. It's so worth it!

Written by M.A. on Mar 19, 2019 after counseling with Kristi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

Kristi is a fantastic counselor! I have been able to talk out a lot of issues without feeling judged or ashamed. And while I still have a lot to work through, this is the first time in a long time I’ve felt like me.

Written by J.A. on Mar 04, 2019 after counseling with Kristi for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

Extremely insightful and professional.