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Kristin Ansel, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Family conflicts Grief Anger management Self esteem, Motivation
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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 models 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.

Professional experience

10yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Family conflicts Grief Anger management Self esteem, Motivation

Additional areas of focus: 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, Codependency, Communication problems, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Divorce and separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and shame, Intellectual Disability, Life purpose, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-love, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social anxiety and phobia, Trichotillomania, Women's issues, Young Adult Issues

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

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

MI LPC 6401012527


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.

She always makes me feel safe enough to share.

Written on Mar 23, 2024 after therapy with Kristin for 3 years and 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Kristin really listens and gives spot on feedback. Really valuable

Written on Oct 12, 2023 after therapy with Kristin for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and anger management


Written on Oct 01, 2023 after therapy with Kristin for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

Kristin has been very helpful and has given me very good advice.

Written on Jul 30, 2023 after therapy with Kristin for 2 weeks on issues concerning anger management

Kind friendly and understanding

Written on Jul 10, 2023 after therapy with Kristin for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Kristen is very personable and genuine, which is refreshing. As a therapist myself it can be hard to find the right person to be vulnerable with and put your trust in. However, Kristen has been highly skilled from the beginning and I can tell she is doing the work constantly to keep up with her clients needs.

Written on May 17, 2023 after therapy with Kristin for 2 years and 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd