Kristin Koliha

(LISW-S)

About Me

I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker in the state of Ohio, with over 18 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
  • Relationship
  • Grief
  • Depression

I also have experience in Family, Trauma and abuse, Sleeping, Parenting, Anger, Self esteem, Career, Bipolar

Years of Experience: 19

Licensing

LISW #I0008289 (Expires: 2018-07-31)


Reviews

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 L.I. on Dec 23, 2017 after counseling with Kristin for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship, family, parenting, anger, and bipolar

She's very insightful. Talking to her has been extremely helpful!

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.