Kristin Koliha

(LISW-S)

About Me

I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker in the state of Ohio and Washington, with over 20 years of mental health experience working with folks with depression, anxiety, ADD/ADHD, anger issues, self esteem issues and parenting issues.

One of my tenets in working with clients is to "start where the client is," finding out what their goals are for counseling, then striving to meet those goals with treatment strategies and eduction. My style is warm, enthusiastic, motivating, coupled with a sense of humor. I enjoy watching my clients independence grow through problem solving strategies and self-realization as part of a comprehensive treatment strategy.

Seeking out help is often a difficult and challenging decision. Walking the path to change is often tumultuous and uncertain, but moving toward a happier and healthier place can reap life long benefits. Let me walk down that path with you, to support and empower you.

I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Depression

I also have experience in Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LISW #I.0008289-SUPV (Expires: 2020-07-31)

LICSW #LW60809362 (Expires: 2019-08-06)


Reviews

Written by E.M. on Sep 11, 2018 after counseling with Kristin for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Kristin gives me hope for the future. She works with me through many problems and always suggests healthy ways to cope through my anxiety and depression. I’ve made incredible strides with her.

Written by F.I. on Aug 05, 2018 after counseling with Kristin for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, sleeping, and parenting

Very thorough, smart and insightful.

Written by B.R. on May 28, 2018 after counseling with Kristin for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping, and self esteem

Kristin is the best counselor ever! She helps you through problems, and makes you think about the positive in every situation, good or bad. She is vary flexible with my hectic schedule. I can not say enough good things about her.

Written by C.A. on May 18, 2018 after counseling with Kristin for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family, eating, and self esteem

Amazing. She is really helping me work through things and become who I want to be.

Written by A.N. on May 08, 2018 after counseling with Kristin for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship

I used counseling about a year ago and Kristin really helped me get through some things! Recently, I have felt anxious again and immediately knew I could come back and work through these issues. Thank you Kristin for being here to listen and offer -an objective, non-judgmental viewpoint.

Written by L.I. on Apr 30, 2018 after counseling with Kristin for 4 months on issues concerning relationship, family, parenting, anger, and bipolar

She is AMAZING!

Written by K.A. on Apr 20, 2018 after counseling with Kristin for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship

Kristin is great- she starts counseling with where I’m at, not family history. She gets to the point and offers helpful suggestions for different situations. She asks me questions and allows me to work through the things I’m struggling with. I hadn’t been able to find a counselor in forever, mainly because the whole process is extremely overwhelming to me. There has been legitimate progress with Kristin and I love this format for counseling.

Written by C.O. on Apr 16, 2018 after counseling with Kristin for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

Easy to talk to.

Written by J.U. on Apr 09, 2018 after counseling with Kristin for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping, self esteem, career, and bipolar

Kristin has been great so far! She always has good advice and helps me contextualize my challenges and solutions better. I look forward to continuing my wellness journey with her support.

Written by C.H. on Mar 14, 2018 after counseling with Kristin for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Kristin has been a big help to me.

Written by D.A. on Mar 06, 2018 after counseling with Kristin for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, eating, sleeping, self esteem, and career

A very nice person, and great therapist. Works to make the patient as comfortable as possible, and make sure they're moving at a pace they're happy with.

Written by A.L. on Feb 21, 2018 after counseling with Kristin for 2 months on issues concerning depression

Kristin was an extremely kind, responsive, and helpful counselor. I really enjoyed my time working with her and could not recommend her enough to anyone else seeking help.

Written by C.O. on Feb 13, 2018 after counseling with Kristin for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Kristin has been very helpful so far. I do appreciate her help. I enjoy the articles and videos she sends me. I have a long road ahead of me but I can see the difference by just talking to her for a few weeks.

Written by S.E. on Feb 10, 2018 after counseling with Kristin for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping, self esteem, anger, and career

She has been an amazing help. This is the first time I have truly been able to fully open up to a therapist. The multi-format approach for the data sheets and videos has given me the tools I need to become the person I want to be.

Written by M.A. on Jan 29, 2018 after counseling with Kristin for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, and relationship

Very professional and keeps you steered toward your end goal.

Written by S.H. on Jan 29, 2018 after counseling with Kristin for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, sleeping, self esteem, and bipolar

Kristin is wonderful. She always knows what to say, gives thoughtful insight, and makes me think about the situations I bring her way. She includes worksheets, videos, and articles to help round out the sessions. I’d recommend her to anyone!

Written by V.I. on Jan 25, 2018 after counseling with Kristin for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

So far working with Kristin has been really amazing. She listens and really tries to understand and then offers a solution or explanation. I was nervous about counseling at first because I have never done it, but Kristin is super easy to talk to and really caring. I would definitely recommend her!

Written by M.E. on Jan 24, 2018 after counseling with Kristin for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, and anger

Kristin has been an amazing help to me during an incredibly stressful time in my life. I do not know how I would have gotten through it without her. She always has amazing feedback and truly makes me feel supported and like someone cares.

Written by D.O. on Jan 19, 2018 after counseling with Kristin for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and relationship

Kristin has been a great help to me. She really hones in on what I am saying, especially in phone conversation. The articles she sends me are so spot on relating to my situation. I am fairly new to this but feel that I am on a path to recovery. I know it will probably take some time but my plans are to stay with her.

Written by L.I. on Jan 12, 2018 after counseling with Kristin for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and career

Working with Kristin has been the best thing I’ve done for my wellbeing in a long time! I have a high stress job and she is helping me learn how to better manage it, to see when I need to take some time for me and recharge. This was a tough step for me to take and she has done an excellent job of making me feel safe while still gently pushing me to grow.

Written by K.E. on Jan 06, 2018 after counseling with Kristin for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and grief

Kristen has been fantastic to work with, and very in tune with my needs. I am very active with an extreme interest in learning about my feelings and being more engaged, and Kristen has been on point with comments, exercises and articles to help.

Written by E.L. on Dec 18, 2017 after counseling with Kristin for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Kristin has been very helpful the last few weeks. She asks insightful questions and even checked up on me when I did not respond to her for a few days. I appreciate her help.

Written by K.Y. on Dec 12, 2017 after counseling with Kristin for 4 weeks

Kristin has helped me learn to better handle problems I face. Thanks to her I can handle whatever comes my way.

Written by J.E. on Nov 22, 2017 after counseling with Kristin for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship, and self esteem

Though I have only been working with Kristin Koliha for about 2 weeks, I find her insight and knowledge very helpful. She has been great to talk to and help in guiding me through my concerns and issues. Her caring and warm personality comes through in her messages and I'm glad to have someone who actually seems to want to help and care. I recommend her very highly as a very knowledgeable professional who is willing to give you homework to do! Thanks Kristin!

Written by K.E. on Oct 31, 2017 after counseling with Kristin for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family, grief, sleeping, self esteem, and career

Getting into counseling is difficult to begin with, and opening up to a stranger in person is hard for most people. It has been surprisingly easy to initiate a conversation and open up about my issues through a message board. It only took me a couple days to feel comfortable setting up a live session with Kristin. We talked about everything up front and even had to extend our session because we were getting along so well. I would highly recommend Kristin to any of my friends or family. She does a great job acknowledging each concern of mine then puts together an action plan to get me on track. It makes it easier going through a crisis being able to just simply login and express your feelings as opposed to having to wait a couple weeks until your next appointment with someone face to face.

Written by Z.E. on Oct 13, 2017 after counseling with Kristin for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, sleeping, and anger

I could not recommend Kristin enough. She is extremely good at her job, and has helped me see things from a different perspective and has given me several tools to deal with the things going on in my life. She is very responsive, and it makes things much easier to be able to talk to her everyday. I have suggested BetterHelp to multiple friends and co-workers, in hopes that they can get as much help as I have.

Written by J.I. on Jul 17, 2017 after counseling with Kristin for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, sleeping, and anger

Kristin is very helpful by being a sounding board for me. By asking me the right questions she seems to bring out the answers for me that I wasn't finding on my own.

Written by L.I. on Jul 13, 2017 after counseling with Kristin for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, eating, sleeping, self esteem, career, and bipolar

She is great!

Written by M.I. on May 17, 2017 after counseling with Kristin for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship, sleeping, and self esteem

So far I really like Kristin. She's very responsive and seems to understand my situation. I'm looking forward to continuing to work with her.

Written by G.S. on Apr 05, 2017 after counseling with Kristin for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, and intimacy-related

Kristin has really helped me see different perspectives than my own. Which is very beneficial. She never leads and or sugar coated it. She's helping me really cope in a trying time.

Written by A.N on Mar 22, 2017 after counseling with Kristin for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship

Kristin has been great! We had our first live chat this week and I really feel like she understands what I am going through and is helping me craft my story. It's great to write when I need to and when I feel depressed and be able to catalog my thoughts. I really love BetterHelp.com!

Written by M.A on Feb 09, 2017 after counseling with Kristin for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping, parenting, self esteem, anger, and career

Kristen's insights are honest and appropriate. Her questions are apt to the circumstances being discussed. She seems to know to ask me questions when I'm shying away from a topic. Overall, a welcome exercise to my hectic day! Thank you for being there and for your support!

Written by M.E on Jan 15, 2017 after counseling with Kristin for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting, self esteem, and anger

Kristin Koliha's patience brought me out of a very dark hole I had dug for myself. I can't recommend her enough.

Written by J.E on Dec 04, 2016 after counseling with Kristin for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and sleeping

She has helped me out a lot and I have grown from talking to her. I don't know where I would be without talking to her.

Written by K.. on Nov 27, 2016 after counseling with Kristin for 2 days on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, and intimacy-related

Kristin helped me understand some of my feelings, and I felt like she was rooting for me to find peace in my situation. She was great.

Written by M.I on Nov 17, 2016 after counseling with Kristin for 1 week on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and sleeping

I've been working with her about a week, and she is really great. She always has great suggestions for what I can try, and her questions help me to face my issues without feeling too overwhelmed. I also like that she suggests very small steps, which I can try that day. That makes me feel like I am making progress. It's also nice that she usually responds at least once a day. Even if it's short, it helps me to have some direction everyday rather than waiting days or weeks between traditional counseling sessions.

Written by D. on Nov 14, 2016 after counseling with Kristin for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Kristin is very patient and very understanding. I couldn't have asked for anyone better. She's been a great help.

Written by S.R on Nov 14, 2016 after counseling with Kristin for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, parenting, self esteem, anger, career, and bipolar

I dont know what I would have done without Kristin. She helped me a great deal and I feel I am doing better. Be the videos or worksheets she gave me in the beginning or the answers to my numerous questions and situations, its been amazing and worth every minute's wait for her reply! I am so glad I got assigned to her. Thanks a million, Kristen. I shall always be grateful to you for helping me out :)

Written by J.I on Sep 19, 2016 after counseling with Kristin for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career

Kristin is an excellent counselor; I feel comfortable disclosing issues with her. Her responses always prompt me to think about what I'm dealing with and help me work through problems or difficult situations.

Written by L.O on Jul 23, 2016 after counseling with Kristin for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating, sleeping, and bipolar

Very good!! Very helpful. I don't know what really to say but I couldn't have asked for a better counselor. She and this app have helped me so much!!!!

Written by K.E on Mar 29, 2016 after counseling with Kristin for 3 weeks on issues concerning lgbt, relationship, and family

Kristin was really helpful in talking through some family and relationship issues with me over the past couple of months. She always responded promptly and, in addition to having insightful feedback or follow up questions, would often also point me to a blog or video with more advice.

Written by G.R on Jan 21, 2015 after counseling with Kristin for 1 month on issues concerning relationship, family, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Kristin provided a necessary balance of thoughtful questions and important insights into the issues I was trying to cope with. Her help was always offered in the spirit of collaboration and she did a fabulous job of gently guiding our dialogue and my digressions back toward the goals the we were focussing on. I would recommend her to anyone seeking a smart, empathetic and supportive counselor.

Written by T.I on Jan 19, 2015 after counseling with Kristin for 1 month on issues concerning sleeping, stress, anxiety, and depression

Kristin has been prompt and very insightful with her responses. I certainly recommend her for anyone wanting to receive advise for managing stress in their life.

Written by S.H on Jan 11, 2015 after counseling with Kristin for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, and depression

My sessions with Kristin have been invaluable. I really appreciated being able to communicate via e-mail on my schedule - between kids, work, etc... It has also been good to talk daily rather than waiting a week or two between conversations. That has helped me immensely and quickly.