Kristin Balloon

(M.Ed, LPC)

About Me

Hi There! Welcome to BetterHelp!

My name is Kristin Balloon and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I graduated from the University of Houston with a Masters degree in Counseling and have been practicing for 4 years. I have experience working with clients who struggle with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, self harm, trauma, and other problems related to emotion dysregulation. I also have experience with parents of those children are also struggling with emotion regulation.

I am intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy(DBT) and I like to integrate this therapy with a client-centered approach.Integrating DBT with this approach provides treatment with an abundance of coping skills and a framework to treat black-and- white thinking. My style is warm, validating and compassionate. I strive to provide individualized treatment to each client based on their needs and seek to provided a space where my clients can feel comfortable with being vulnerable. It is in this place we can feel our emotions, learn from our struggles and grow, and proceed to thrive in life.

Getting into counseling is a big step and it takes a lot of bravery and courage to take. It can feel like a daunting task, but you don't have to do it alone. I look forward to being a support on your journey to healing.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 4

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #77038 (Expires: 2022-03-31)


Reviews

Written by S.A. on Mar 18, 2021 after counseling with Kristin for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

She’s a great listener and gets down to the root of the problem quickly. I’m really happy with how much progress I’ve made in such a short amount of time and I’m going to continue getting help with Kristin.

Written by A.N. on Mar 18, 2021 after counseling with Kristin for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, parenting issues, and adhd

Kristin has been great and very helpful with new ideas and resources. She’s responds quickly and is timely.