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Kristian Owens, LCSW-C

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

I am a Clinical Social Worker licensed in Maryland with over 10 years of experience working with people across the lifespan. I'm also a Certified Reiki Master, Certified Yoga Instructor, and a Registered Play Therapist.

I support clients experiencing depression, anxiety, and relationship issues, and post-traumatic stress. I have specialized training in supporting trauma survivors that are ready to do the personal work to become trauma "thrivers". I also have a heart for working with women that are recovering from domestic violence/narcissistic abuse. Although I value my work with men, I have a special place for women that are learning how to reclaim power and confidence in self (first!) and in their relationships.

My therapy style is a mix of warm, non-judgmental, and experiential learning and conversation. I operate from a strength-based approach, which means that I offer a supreme embrace in who you are as a WHOLE person. I like to incorporate expressive-art and mind-body based interventions in my work because "talk therapy" can only do but so much.

I have evening and weekend availability for sessions. If you're ready to work together, I look forward to partnering with you on your healing journey.

Professional experience

15yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse Depression Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment issues, Codependency, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Family Problems, Guilt and shame, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Mood disorders , Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social anxiety and phobia, Somatization, Women's issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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License information

MD LCSW-C 16719

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Kristian Owens. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Kristian has established trust with me. She has created a space where I can be my most vulnerable self. Kristian has engaged in sessions through listening and sharing strategies for me to implement. She checks in with me between sessions to see how things are going and how she can continue to support me. I am grateful for her expertise and knowledge and how she integrates my spiritual beliefs in our sessions.

Written on May 15, 2024 after therapy with Kristian for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

For me, Kristian is a safe space. She makes me feel comfortable enough to share my thoughts and how I am really feeling.

Written on Apr 29, 2024 after therapy with Kristian for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, and self esteem

Haven't felt this well listened to, understood, or validated in close to a decade. Couldn't be happier; truly grateful.

Written on Apr 29, 2024 after therapy with Kristian for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

She’s amazing! She really listens and is extremely professional

Written on Mar 08, 2024 after therapy with Kristian for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Very easy to talk to, and creates a comfortable environment.

Written on Feb 13, 2024 after therapy with Kristian for 2 weeks on issues concerning intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes