Kristin Harper

LMHC

About Me

I have 18 years as a certified Kripalu yoga teacher, and 15 years as a certified yoga therapist. I am certified as a mediator and I also have a medical background as a social worker and administrative assistant for 7 years. My background as a school counselor has supported me in using art, music, and other creative resources to facilitate growth and healing for the greatest and highest good to come forward. I have a Master's degree in counseling from Heritage University and I have studied family systems extensively in my undergraduate work at Central Washington University. My approach to counseling is client-centered and I have also had a solution-focused therapy approach to supporting clients in solving problems quickly. The last training I did was October 24th and 25th 2020 in Seattle, Washington and the title of the method of counseling is "Lifespan Integration". Please visit the website of www.lifespanintegration.com for more information about this powerful tool of counseling that my clients are benefiting from and wanting more of in each session.

My counseling style is integrative, somatic, respectful, and powerful. My intention is to facilitate growth and healing for the greatest highest good to come forward, and I like to think of each client I come into contact with as a sacred encounter. It takes courage to seek out a counselor, and I am hopeful I can be of service during your endeavor to seek help. I also have a son who is 30 years old and I understand what it is like being a parent and all of the growth that happens from that process.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , ADHD , Abandonment , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 8

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

WA LMHC LH 61049469


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Kristin Harper. 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 on Jun 28, 2022 after therapy with Kristin for 2 years and 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

Working with Kristin has helped me so much. I didn't know how much therapy could help me before I trusted her with a plan and saw it through. I can honestly say that my life is better now than before I started therapy.

Now that we've been working together for a while, I trust her to listen to me and guide me to perspectives I hadn't considered. I feel both supported and free to figure things out while under her care.

Written on May 31, 2022 after therapy with Kristin for 1 year and 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

I’ve been going to Kristin for years and I cannot be more grateful to have her as my therapist. She listens and understands my situation and can always make sure I feel safe and can calm me down in a moment where I feel anxious.

Written on Apr 28, 2022 after therapy with Kristin for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd

Kristin has been an amazing therapist for me. I feel like she really cares about me as a person as well as my journey through life. I feel heard, seen and understood. Every therapy session I have with Kristin leaves me feeling reassured and confident in myself as I work toward my goals. Thank you Kristin for your wisdom and guidance!

Written on Apr 06, 2022 after therapy with Kristin for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Great therapist would recommend!

Written on Feb 01, 2022 after therapy with Kristin for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and anger management

Kristin is a wonderful listener, relatable, and provides a safe space to explore your innermost thoughts. I would highly recommend her to anyone I know.

Written on Dec 17, 2021 after therapy with Kristin for 1 year and 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Kristin is very responsive and patient, and is always ready to cheer on her clients.

Written on Nov 07, 2021 after therapy with Kristin for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, and anger management

She's amazing!

Written on Oct 27, 2021 after therapy with Kristin for 2 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and family conflicts

Very kind and compassionate, a calming and wise presence

Written on Oct 20, 2021 after therapy with Kristin for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

She's really the first counselor I've liked, in a long time, where I really like her personality. I like how she listens to me, she cares and understands what I'm going through, it makes me feel very comforted and helped. It's too early to tell what results I'm going to get, and what I will do to change, but she's helping me understand things. She's very educated and I like that, but she's not a snob about it either.

Written on Oct 01, 2021 after therapy with Kristin for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Kristin is amazing. She helped me through a difficult period of time last year. It was so beneficial I knew as soon I started to feel overwhelmed again she would help me work through those feelings. She is kind and attentive and just a very calming and understanding person to talk to. I highly recommend her to anyone who’s looking for an easy person to talk too!

Written on Sep 21, 2021 after therapy with Kristin for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and career difficulties

Kristin is a wonderful counselor she listens, offers tips, and suggestions to guide me. I like that she is someone who holds me accountable and helps me stay focused and on task.

Written on Sep 03, 2021 after therapy with Kristin for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

She's the best andhas changed my life.

Written on Aug 24, 2021 after therapy with Kristin for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

I have only had two sessions with Kristin and she is giving me the tools as a parent to help my son sort through big emotions. I would definitely recommend her.

Written on Aug 14, 2021 after therapy with Kristin for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

We’ve only met once, but I appreciate the format Kristin has available to talk.

Written on Jun 19, 2021 after therapy with Kristin for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and coaching

Kristin's patient-centered approach, her understanding of the way the mind works, her intuitive knowledge of when to step in and when to guide you to do the work, and her down-to-earth kind nature made all the difference in my healing. Kristin is also trained in Lifespan Integration (LI) Therapy, which has been very successful in treating traumas. I highly recommend Kristin as a therapist and strongly encourage anyone struggling with trauma/PTSD to consider Lifespan Integration Therapy.
I was at the lowest point in my life, I was grieving numerous losses in a short time, I was in a toxic and emotionally abusive relationship, I was suffering from past traumas, and I had just been let down by a few therapy attempts, I needed help. I do not know how it happened through the fear, all the tears, and my struggle to put my feelings into words but I opened up with Kristin, all I knew was I felt safe, I had never felt safe. From there, I could not stop talking, in the beginning mostly through messaging; I just knew Kristin would receive it with care and attention. The safe space Kristin offered me became a container where I could put all my pain, all the thoughts and feelings that were suffocating me, releasing me from the weight of carrying them everywhere. A safe place I could return, to work on them one by one, when I felt ready. For the first time, I faced the traumas of the past. Kristin was present and attentive to my every word as I unloaded the pain, I was all over the place and making no sense but she kept up and reflected back everything I was feeling, she kept grounding me to the present and bringing me back to feeling safe now. For the first time I felt heard, I felt I actually existed and someone cared. I never once felt judged by Kristin she welcomed any topic I needed to talk about, work on, and she graciously helped with the million questions I asked about everything. I admit many times I would get frustrated that she did not just give me the answers, she did teach me how to find the answers if I put in the work too and some I am still working on and I am learning to appreciate this. I always felt supported to feel what I was feeling. I am learning to accept that it is okay that I am feeling uncomfortable when being vulnerable. That true healing begins in the places that are hurting and that scares me.
With Kristin's help, I learned because of my unresolved trauma from the assault that I was unconsciously repeating the same patterns of seeking safety in the wrong places. After she told me about Lifespan Integration Therapy and patiently answered a whole session worth of questions I had about it, I wanted to try it. After sessions of Lifespan Integration Therapy, that trauma has been cleared from my system. The emotional charge, the paralyzing fear, and the flashbacks are gone. That fear no longer controls my life and I now handle fear and life from a healthier perspective. After clearing that trauma and with continued Lifespan Integration Therapy sessions I was able to walk away from the toxic relationship with confidence and know I am safe and I am going to be okay. I am learning there are good days and there are bad days and with therapy, I have a place to talk them out. I can honestly say I am not the same person who entered therapy, I am happier and I am healing. Thank you Kristin!

Written on Jun 11, 2021 after therapy with Kristin for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Kristin is very helpful and understanding. She helped me talk through things, listened, gave helpful suggestions and was a great sounding board. I would highly recommend her.

Written on May 27, 2021 after therapy with Kristin for 3 weeks on issues concerning eating disorders, and sleeping disorders

She is excellent, very good feedback she gives me

Written on May 22, 2021 after therapy with Kristin for 5 months on issues concerning career difficulties, and coaching

I’ve really enjoyed having the ability to speak with Kristin. She is a great listener and truly cares. Highly recommend!

Written on Jan 26, 2021 after therapy with Kristin for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Kristin is so extremely kind, caring, and professional. I have definitely improved during my time with Kristin, and her methods and recommended reading have really offered me different perspectives to help me tackle my issues. I'm so grateful to have Kristin as my counselor!

Written on Dec 25, 2020 after therapy with Kristin for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Kristin has helped me to get behind the car accident and other things that had happened before and after the accident. She has listed to me and offered helpful tips so when a trigger happens I know how to handle it now. Thank you so much Kristin for being here for me!

Written on Nov 24, 2020 after therapy with Kristin for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Only been with Kristin a couple of weeks but she’s helped so much in such a short space of time. I’m happy to talk to her about any problems. I’m extremely comfortable! I would highly recommend!

Written on Oct 12, 2020 after therapy with Kristin for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, parenting issues, and bipolar disorder

Kristin understands what am going through and encourages me to be strong and have faith! I enjoy our sessions and it’s well worth my time.

Written on Oct 05, 2020 after therapy with Kristin for 3 months on issues concerning depression, lgbt, family conflicts, and adhd

Kristin is an amazing listener and makes me feel heard. Therapy has helped me a lot and that's because of her!

Written on Sep 28, 2020 after therapy with Kristin for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Kristin makes me feel worthy of putting time into myself. She never makes me feel like I'm bothering her, she never pushes our conversations too far, and she congratulates me on my progress. Absolutely recommend.

Written on Aug 31, 2020 after therapy with Kristin for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief

I like that she practices active listening in our sessions it helps me to feel heard and understood. After a session with Kristin I feel physically lighter, because I unburdened myself of all the things I don’t feel comfortable talking about with other people.

Written on Aug 04, 2020 after therapy with Kristin for 1 month

Kristin is very friendly and a good listener. Her wise insights suprised me but turned out to be true and helped me in my process. I have the feeling that she wants the best for me.

Written on Jul 29, 2020 after therapy with Kristin for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, parenting issues, and career difficulties

Thank you. Very helpful

Written on Jun 17, 2020 after therapy with Kristin for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Kristin has been so helpful in helping me gain more control over my emotions, moods, and attitudes over difficult aspects of my life that have been triggering for me. She is an amazing listener, and I always feel heard and respected, and she gives me room to speak everything that is on my mind. She has given me tons of positive guidance and it has helped me become more calm and confident in the face of my mental health issues.

Written on Jun 06, 2020 after therapy with Kristin for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Ms. Harper is a great listener and I feel she creates a safe place for dialogue.

Written on Jun 05, 2020 after therapy with Kristin for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Kristin has been very encouraging and helpful. She has given me problem solving resources and reminds me of the positive things that I am achieving.

Work with me!