Hello! My name is Kristina Durene. I am a mental health counselor licensed in the state of Washington with approximately 12 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 connecting with you!
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: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
WA LMHC 60922020
Kristina has helped me immensely! She is great!
Written on Sep 20, 2023 after therapy with Kristina for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
I feel that Kristina is patient and really listens to me. She doesn’t make me feel embarrassed or ashamed of the things that I talk about. I feel supported by her.
Written on Aug 18, 2023 after therapy with Kristina for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
Kristina is very relatable, empathetic while always remaining professional.
Written on Aug 07, 2023 after therapy with Kristina for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and compassion fatigue
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
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