Kristin Bontempi

(LMFT, AAMFT)

About Me

I have been in practice as an LMFT for over 15 years. I focus on the whole individual in the context of the systems they find themselves involved in. This focus is on the mind, body, and spiritual aspects of one's experience. I approach my clients with respect and mindfulness, and have the ability to give them thoughtful feedback that encourages them to delve deeper into their intentions and patterns of thought and behavior. I believe that human beings are capable and strong when they are supported and can learn how to enlist support. I believe that with insight and awareness, individuals can change their thought and behavior patterns while exploring difficult emotions. I have significant experience with families, couples, experiential therapy, as well as trauma. I use my experience in mindfulness (yoga, meditation, and fitness) to allow my clients to create body awareness while they are experiencing their emotions and create safe space for them to explore their pain and their joy.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse

I also have experience in LGBT, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression

Years of Experience: 15

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMFT #001018 (Expires: 2019-04-30)


Reviews

Written by T.R. on Jan 24, 2018 after counseling with Kristin for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family, trauma and abuse, grief, eating, sleeping, self esteem, anger, career, and bipolar

She is very helpful and she listens when I'm trying to express my feelings.

Written by S.A. on Jun 23, 2017 after counseling with Kristin for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, grief, and intimacy-related

I would be lost without Kristin right now. She kept reaching out to me when I withdrew but not in a pushy way. I wish I could see her in person!!

Written by K.A. on Jun 16, 2017 after counseling with Kristin for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, grief, intimacy-related, self esteem, and career

Kristin is present, warm and genuinely cares. She empowers and encourages and has the incredible skill of being able to listen to all the white noise and cut straight to the core issue. I love working with her!

Written by N.I. on Jun 15, 2017 after counseling with Kristin for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, intimacy-related, self esteem, and career

Her insight is valuable to me because it helps me see outside of my normal patterns of thinking - considers different angles or perspectives

Written by K.A. on Jun 12, 2017 after counseling with Kristin for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, sleeping, self esteem, anger, and career

Very good at talking me through things I'm struggling with, and making me feel not so crazy.

Written by B.O. on Jun 12, 2017 after counseling with Kristin for 1 month on issues concerning depression, relationship, and self esteem

She gets me to think about a lot of things!!!

Written by R.Y. on Jun 08, 2017 after counseling with Kristin for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship

Kristin asks all the right questions to get me thinking about my problems and learning how to better myself. Also, if I don't answer her for a few days, she will send me a message to make sure I received her message.

Written by T.E on May 11, 2017 after counseling with Kristin for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping, self esteem, anger, career, and bipolar

Kristin has been very helpful in helping me find some balance in pile of chaos.

Written by E.R on Mar 31, 2017 after counseling with Kristin for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping, and self esteem

She is absolutely amazing.. I have been working with her for about a month and she knows what to ask for you to have to evaluate your mind.

Written by J.E on Mar 30, 2017 after counseling with Kristin for 1 month on issues concerning relationship, family, and intimacy-related

Kristin does a good job of checking in on a regular basis and responding quickly which really helps give me clarity when going through difficult situations vs having to wait all week for an appointment with a traditional counselor. She is also down-to-earth and will keep it real with you, even if it's not always what you want to hear which is refreshing.

Written by M.A on Mar 24, 2017 after counseling with Kristin for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, grief, intimacy-related, self esteem, and anger

She is very great and touches on areas you don't think to look into

Written by W.I. on Mar 22, 2017 after counseling with Kristin for 3 weeks

Kristen has been nothing short of amazing with the time I've spent with her. Very easy to speak with and allows one to express myself clearly. She's great!!!

Written by R.A on Feb 20, 2017 after counseling with Kristin for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, and anger

It took me a couple of times to find a counselor I clicked with. I find Kristin to be insightful, provide a good balance of listening, reciting back what she hears, and giving me guidance to process what I'm working through.

Written by J.A on Jan 24, 2017 after counseling with Kristin for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting, self esteem, and anger

Shes very understanding and asks the right questions!

Written by S.A on Dec 17, 2016 after counseling with Kristin for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, grief, and intimacy-related

I have a very unique situation. Physically disabled, cancer survivor and widow. My cancer took away much of my independence and osteoporosis most of the family who supported me all my life. I was connected with Kristin and BetterHelp by coincidence and decided to try it. I'm very happy I did. Kristin has been there for me through the worst year yet. With the bad weather I'm not worried about missing appointments and I can write anytime, knowing she will respond in less than a day. She is understanding, empathetic and gives so much more than just food for thought. I know I can count on her as well as just get out the feelings that I have never dealt with before this year. I'm very happy I gave BetterHelp a try and was connected with Kristin.

Written by D.E on Dec 01, 2016 after counseling with Kristin for 1 month on issues concerning relationship, and family

Kristin is awesome. Her gentle nature, openness, perspective, and mindfulness is so helpful. She helped me consider my situation from various angles that allowed me to accept and gradually move on from things that had been bothering me for years. She gave me mindful ways to cope and better control my reactions and emotions. Thank you, Kristin

Written by G.R on Nov 25, 2016 after counseling with Kristin for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Helpful and patient during a tough time.

Written by E.R on Oct 29, 2016 after counseling with Kristin for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and sleeping

Erin is very patient, supportive and understanding.

Written by K.E on Oct 25, 2016 after counseling with Kristin for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, and self esteem

Kristian is absolutely amazing at helping you open up and realize what is really going on that's causing the problems or feelings. I highly recommend her!

Written by C.H on Sep 12, 2016 after counseling with Kristin for 2 weeks

Kristin is beyond outstanding. She not only feels like an exceptionally safe place, but also helps me reflect and grow. I'm so fond of the experience I've had with her!

Written by K.I on Aug 01, 2016 after counseling with Kristin for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, grief, and self esteem

I haven't been working with Kristin for very long but I am very happy with our relationship thus far. I find Kristin insightful and sensitive, she offers positive challenges, and is very relatable. I really look forward to continuing my work with her and discovering my potential. We are off to a very healthy and great start. Thank you Kristin!

Written by J.E on Jul 31, 2016 after counseling with Kristin for 3 weeks

Kristin is very insightful. She knows what to ask to really get me to think. She's also always willing to hear all my stories. I really appreciate all her help! Also, she's got a sense of humor just like me! :)

Written by L.A on Jul 26, 2016 after counseling with Kristin for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, sleeping, self esteem, and career

The experience I had with Kristin was wonderful. She helped me through some pretty dark days in my life. She was exceptional counselor. I would recommend anyone for this service. It changed my life.

Written by E.D on Mar 18, 2016 after counseling with Kristin for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, grief, eating, sleeping, self esteem, and depression

Kristin has been great.