Dr. Kristie Schaefer

Psychologist

About Me

I am licensed clinical psychologist with over 10 years of experience and am currently licensed in Minnesota and Wisconsin. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, anger management, OCD, ADHD. relationship issues, parenting struggles, and trauma. I was excited to join the BetterHelp team because I believe therapy should be accessible and available to more people, without limitations and labels dictated by insurance companies.

I would describe my therapy style as genuine and eclectic. I believe in treating everyone with respect and compassion, and while I cannot be anyone other than me, I will tailor my approach to meet the needs of the individual. I also believe that as a therapist it is my job to challenge my clients and not simply tell them what they want to hear. I believe that if we are not being challenged, we're not growing! My approach combines cognitive-behavioral (CBT), humanistic, dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), solution-focused, as well as mindfulness and relaxation techniques.

Life is hard and I believe it is essential to have a sense of humor and find joy in the little things. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with animals on my hobby farm, gardening, listening to music, skydiving, hiking, camping, fishing, being a mom, traveling, and learning new things.

It takes courage to seek help and I look forward to helping you on your journey towards becoming the best version of yourself you can be!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Parenting issues
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 12

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

Psychologist #LP5823 (Expires: 2022-10-31)

Psychologist #4031-57 (Expires: 2023-09-30)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Kristie Schaefer. 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.

Written by L.I. on Jul 15, 2022 after therapy with Kristie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Dr. Schaefer listens for my true needs and offers an empathic, nonjudgmental presence that allows me to gain different perspectives regarding the challenges in my life. I Strongly recommend seeking support through BetterHelp, Dr. Schaefer and her colleagues!

Written by J.I. on Jul 12, 2022 after therapy with Kristie for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and adhd

Dr. Schaefer has been helpful in dealing with my circumstances including stress, depression, and grieving the loss of a sibling.

Written by K.A. on Jun 28, 2022 after therapy with Kristie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Dr. Schaefer is easy to talk with and made me feel comfortable immediately. I highly recommend her

Written by C.H. on May 11, 2022 after therapy with Kristie for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

Dr. Schaefer is grwat and has really helped me.

Written by T.Y. on Apr 19, 2022 after therapy with Kristie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Dr. Schaefer is careful, helpful, and passionate when it comes to therapy. I have really enjoyed my time with her and she has helped me tremendously.

Work with me!