Kristina Callender

LICSW

About me

My counseling style is empathetic, mindful, client-centered, and straightforward. I believe in treating everyone with respect and being sensitive to the needs of others.

I have extensive experience working with individuals coping with illness and/or disabilities and supporting people through loss and/or adjusting to different lifestyles. I am committed to helping people including parents, caregivers and professionals to mitigate burnout and achieve balance. I partner with my clients to achieve healthy lifestyles including anxiety and stress management, smoking cessation, and sleep hygiene.

It takes a great deal of courage to seek professional help and even more courage to implement change. If you are ready to take the next steps, I’d be honored to serve as a guide on the path you seek. Evening & weekend sessions available to meet your needs.



Specialties

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

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

WA LICSW LW60188778


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Kristina Callender. 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 Nov 17, 2022 after therapy with Kristina for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

I think that Kristina is great! I love that she has a very non bias approach to her counseling practices and can give me actual tools to work my issues out in a healthy and proactive matter. I thoroughly enjoy and appreciate where we have gotten this far.

Written on Oct 30, 2022 after therapy with Kristina for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

The moment I talked to Kristina, we connected. I feel like we both have the same personalities. She helps me work through my problems, and is a gray listener.

Written on Oct 06, 2022 after therapy with Kristina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

It’s nice to have someone who listens and can help

Written on Sep 07, 2022 after therapy with Kristina for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and parenting issues

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Written on Jul 31, 2022 after therapy with Kristina for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

she is a good a listening to me. it has been a super positive experience for me to have to talk to each week.

Written on Jul 25, 2022 after therapy with Kristina for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

I have been in and out of therapy for close to 15 years now and Kristina is by far the most understanding and helpful therapist I have ever had. Most others feel like they are just going through a step-by-step guide on how to help people, but Kristina actually listens to my concerns and works with me in a way that makes her feel like a supportive family member more than a paid professional. I cannot express how thankful I am for her for just being able to recognize my issues rather than trying to use some blanket questioning and generalized methods to offer advice. Shes an amazingly knowledgable and understanding individual with a plethora of wisdom to offer.

Written on Jul 22, 2022 after therapy with Kristina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Thank you for understanding and for helping me

Written on Jul 05, 2022 after therapy with Kristina for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

I have had such a good experience with Kristina. She consistently meets me where I am and is always providing support and ideas to accomplish my goals.

Written on Jun 17, 2022 after therapy with Kristina for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, and coping with life changes

She's been very helpful and so easy to talk to

Written on Jun 10, 2022 after therapy with Kristina for 3 weeks on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd

Kristina is a straightforward therapist who asks direct questions to get you to make the discoveries and connections you need. She doesn’t give you the answers, but helps guide you in a way that allows you to come up with the solutions which strengthens your ability to process.

Written on May 25, 2022 after therapy with Kristina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Caring but blunt, just they way I like it!

Written on Apr 16, 2022 after therapy with Kristina for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, coping with life changes, career difficulties, grief, eating disorders, parenting issues, and coaching

I enjoyed working with Kristina - she’s matter-of-fact and has lots of good tips to provide. She’s a good listener and is not afraid to share her own stories too.

Written on Mar 21, 2022 after therapy with Kristina for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coaching

Kristina is attentive, responsive, and able to provide clarity and direction. She’s a valuable ally in developing practices and mindset for sustainable positive mental states.

Written on Mar 07, 2022 after therapy with Kristina for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

I trust Christina. She has a good heart. She has good skills. She has been through what I am going through. I am not extremely verbose like my soon-to-be ex spouse so sometimes could use a little more facilitation at keeping the conversation going and avoiding dead air.

Written on Feb 24, 2022 after therapy with Kristina for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

very helpful in our phone meetings, also really appreciate Krisitan's candor, refreshing/ honest answers and the ability to admit she doesn't have all the answers to my questions...

Written on Feb 24, 2022 after therapy with Kristina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

After only a couple sessions with Kristina, I feel optimistic we will be able to make progress in my search for my truth.

Written on Feb 22, 2022 after therapy with Kristina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

Kristina has given me lots of great advice and other books and pod cast to help with my current situation.

Written on Feb 01, 2022 after therapy with Kristina for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

I love that she listens and then structures the conversation in a supportive way towards attainable goals and focus.

Written on Jan 28, 2022 after therapy with Kristina for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and anger management

I was so scared and embarrassed and ashamed to have to ask for help. Although I haven't disclosed everything as of yet. I'm looking forward to sharing a little bit more about myself.

Written on Dec 19, 2021 after therapy with Kristina for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Kristina Callender's been an excellent match for my needs. She is flexible and a great listener.

Work with me!