About Me

Greetings! I am a certified counselor who works with clients on issues such as communication, control, relationships with self and others, planning and decision-making, self-esteem, coping with changes, and substance abuse. I'm person-centered in my style . I respect my clients and they determine what topics we cover in therapy and how deeply they want to delve into their issues. No matter who you are or where you've been in life, you are important. Your thoughts, feelings and beliefs are valuable guides in the therapeutic process and I am here to help you and support you.

I draw from treatment modals such as strengths-based, solution focused lens where my clients and I work together to develop a treatment plan that accomplishes my clients goals. Through cognitive-behavioral therapy I assist clients in exploring relationships between, thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Through CBT, clients reveal the dysfunctional thoughts that lead to self-destructive behaviors and beliefs. I support clients as they try new communication styles, coping mechanisms, mindfulness work, and emotional regulation. Clients can practice how they address issues with loved ones in my presence and I will provide honest feeback.

I live outside of Detroit, Michigan. My hobbies include cooking, yoga, traveling to new places, hiking with my husband and our two dogs. I've experienced many therapies and have had several therapists myself. I enjoy learning about myself and others. Finding the right therapist takes time and courage. With that being said, if you feel you are ready to take the next steps toward a life you enjoy, I am here to support you and walk alongside you celebrating your accomplishments and encouraging through the light and dark times. Change takes time and effort, but it is worth it. I check messages Monday-Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. EST and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EST I will reply to you promptly.


Specialties

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

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #6401012527 (Expires: 2024-05-31)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Kristin Ansel. 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 B.A. on Aug 10, 2022 after therapy with Kristin for 2 years on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, and coping with life changes

Life changing experience, I truly feel heard and supported

Written by S.O. on Jul 12, 2022 after therapy with Kristin for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Very thoughtful, considerate, kind, and knowledgeable

Written by M.I. on Jul 09, 2022 after therapy with Kristin for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and anger management

Kristin is wonderful! She listens and provides great thoughts and helps to make me a better a person.

Written by R.E. on Apr 28, 2022 after therapy with Kristin for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and adhd

I enjoyed the therapy

Written by K.E. on Apr 21, 2022 after therapy with Kristin for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and anger management

I have never felt more comfortable sharing my thoughts, feelings, and emotions with someone before. Not only does she validate what is going through my head, but she also provides feedback that forces me to think in ways that I hadn't prior to our conversation. The main reason I am here is because I feel like I have used all of the tools in my toolbox to feel better and they are not working anymore. Kristin helps me to find new tools or new ways to use the tools I already have to fix my issues and difficulties myself. All in all, I am thoroughly impressed with how exceptional she is at her job and I will continue my sessions with her for the foreseeable future.

Written by M.A. on Jan 27, 2022 after therapy with Kristin for 6 months

Kristin is a FANTASTIC therapist. Talking to her feels like talking to a friend who gives really great advice. She guides the conversation in a really productive way and if she ever doesn't understand what I'm talking she asks great questions to get there. The only issue is I wish she was available more.

Written by A.L. on Oct 25, 2021 after therapy with Kristin for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

My Counselor is completely helpful, professional comments professional, supportive, and I feel extremely grateful that I am in good care

Written by A.L. on Oct 07, 2021 after therapy with Kristin for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Having Kristin as my therapist has really helped me! She really cares about getting you the help you need. Since meeting with her I have noticed change in my everyday life, Thank you Kristin!

Written by T.A. on Feb 08, 2021 after therapy with Kristin for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating disorders, and self esteem

Kristin is the best counselor ever. I feel extremely lucky and blessed to have been paired up with her.

Written by J.A. on Dec 11, 2020 after therapy with Kristin for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

Kristin has given me new tools to navigate a stressful time in my life that I will take with me in the future. Talking to her every week has been an effective and enjoyable way to manage my mental health. She is warm, thoughtful, and knows exactly when to dig into a topic that I brought up in jest, leading to realizations I couldn't have come to on my own. I highly recommend her!

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