Kristi Vidal

(LMHC)

About Me

I am a licensed mental health counselor in the State of Florida and have practiced psychotherapy for over 10 years. I obtained a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University and earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from The Pennsylvania State University. I have worked for several substance abuse treatment programs as well as a child abuse prevention program with a focus in supervising therapists and treating underlying mental health disorders such as depression or anxiety. While there may be one individual that seeks out treatment, there are times when the family or significant other may be involved in the treatment process which can be incredibly beneficial. I truly believe that if you can change your thoughts, you can change your life. I believe by focusing on recognizing thought patterns that may contribute to our overall feelings of loneliness, emptiness, depressed mood or anxiety we can completely transform our lives. I utilize a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approach and lean toward Existential theory in my practice.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes

I also have experience in LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #MH11202 (Expires: 2021-03-01)


Reviews

Written by C.O. on Apr 14, 2020 after counseling with Kristi for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, bipolar disorder, and compassion fatigue

Kristi is easy to talk to. She is supportive while also great at helping me hold myself accountable. She has been a huge help in processing past trauma and current stressors and behaviors.

Written by D.R. on Feb 27, 2020 after counseling with Kristi for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

Kristi is amazing! She has been very vital to my mental health. She is a true asset to Better Help.

Written by J.E. on Dec 03, 2019 after counseling with Kristi for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting issues

She is understanding and kind and checks on me periodically even if I haven’t reached out to her.

Written by A.L. on Oct 23, 2019 after counseling with Kristi for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

She is caring and attentive! Really supportive therapist!

Written by M.O. on Aug 06, 2019 after counseling with Kristi for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Kristi's compassionate and kind approach made it very easy for me to share and work on the things I needed to do to feel better. Talking to her was like having a weight lifted off my chest. She provided me with great tools and things to practice so that I can help myself too.

Written by C.I. on Jul 14, 2019 after counseling with Kristi for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, anger management, and coping with life changes

Kristi is very sweet & personable.

Written by N.A. on Jul 09, 2019 after counseling with Kristi for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting issues

Kristi is a fantastic counselor who can pull on a variety of experiences and resources to present patients with illustrative guides on how to best tackle problems. She is also great at reinforcing positive behavior while also pointing out where errors have been made. Great overall!