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Kristina Durene, LMHC

Stress, Anxiety Parenting issues Self esteem Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

Hello! My name is Kristina Durene. I am a mental health counselor licensed in the state of Washington with approximately 11 years of experience working in the mental health field. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, interpersonal and relationship issues, parenting and family problems, career challenges, and health and wellness challenges. I have worked with many individuals who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. In addition I have both professional and lived experience working with military veterans and family members.

As I strive for authenticity in all my interactions with clients, my counseling style is warm and interactive. I am a firm believer that health is holistic and not one dimensional; that we are mind, body and spirit. As such, I will take an integrative approach that explores all areas of health as they may impact emotional, mental and spiritual health. I believe in treating each client with dignity, respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, and holistic and integrative therapies. I will tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your individual and specific needs.

I honor your courage to pursue a more fulfilling and joy-filled life and to take the first steps towards making those changes. If you are ready to take those steps I am here to support, encourage and empower you. It is my greatest joy to walk with clients as they come into alignment with who they are purposed and called to be.

I look forward to working with you!

Professional experience

7yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Career difficulties, ADHD, Attachment Issues, Body Image, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

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

License information

WA LMHC 60922020


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Kristina is a wonderful counselor and provided me with the support I needed during a hard time. She is down to earth and genuine. I can tell her a goal and she will help me strategize how to achieve it, big or small. Kristina was a great fit and I would recommended her to a friend.

Written on Sep 29, 2021 after therapy with Kristina for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Kristina is amazing at checking in and very compassionate. She has been an amazing support system for me.

Written on Jul 24, 2020 after therapy with Kristina for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

Great counselor!

Written on Jun 05, 2020 after therapy with Kristina for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues

Kristina is very helpful and responsive. I have felt heard, respected and validated.

Written on Apr 29, 2020 after therapy with Kristina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Kristina has been such a wonderful counselor. She is easy to talk to and does check in’s prior to our session each week. Her responsiveness is so great that I feel like I get the most out of each weekly session.

Written on Mar 24, 2020 after therapy with Kristina for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Kristina is a compassionate and understanding counselor. I feel that she is incredibly open and cares about helping me. Anyone would be lucky to talk to her.

Written on Jan 28, 2020 after therapy with Kristina for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety