About Me

Hi, my name is Kristina Kerr. I received my Bachelor's in Psychology from Butler University and my Master's in Counseling from Trevecca University. I am a Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor in TN and a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in KY. I am also a Masters Addictions Counselor and a Clinically Certified Trauma Professional so I am very comfortable working with clients who have issues related to addiction and trauma or both. I have worked in the mental health field with a wide variety of clients and populations for the past 20 years. I enjoy providing individual counseling to people dealing with a wide variety of diagnoses from the DSM-5 such as Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, PTSD, Substance Use Disorders, etc. as well as issues particular to the individual such as low self esteem, anger management, stress management/reduction, relationship issues, parenting struggles, and other issues that may come up during the therapeutic process.

I view all my clients through the lens of the person centered concept of unconditional positive regard. This means I show unconditional positive acceptance and regard towards all my clients in the therapeutic process. I strive to provide a safe space for the individual to work through the issues they may be struggling with or symptoms they would like to get a better handle on related to a DSM diagnosis without judgement or fear of condemnation. I like to establish a therapeutic rapport by meeting the client wherever they are at and building a mutual relationship based on trust, openness, and respect.

I utilize a variety of therapeutic evidence based concepts such as CBT, DBT (which I am certified in), Motivational Interviewing, Stages of Change, Solution Focused Therapy, Trauma Therapy, and general coping skills to address specific symptoms or issues that you may be struggling with. I use whatever concept(s) the client is comfortable with or feels works best for them. This includes incorporating different principles or concepts from the evidence based techniques listed above to fit the particular issues you may be struggling with at different points in the therapeutic process. Due to this, I feel I use more of an intergraded approach when it comes to doing therapy because my goal is to use the techniques or concepts that work best for the client to heal and grow as a person and achieve the outcome they want from engaging in therapy.

I look forward to meeting you and working with you to help you reach the goals you would like to in therapy!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Body Image , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

TN LPC 2825


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Kristina Kerr. 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 Feb 27, 2022 after therapy with Kristina for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

It is great working with Kristina, she has helped me so much. I look forward to working with her as much as i can.

Written on Nov 11, 2021 after therapy with Kristina for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

To whom it may concern,

Kristina Kerr is equipped to provide the services and tools patient/clients require for proper talk therapy. Yes, proper.

Unlike some talk therpists , Kristina has chosen to be an acutely accurate counselor rather than a woke bulkshit artist.

Kristina focuses on her patient/customer's well being and personalized problem solving. Kritina provides solutions.

Kristina choses to be highly efficient on the behalf of her clients by eliminating false happy talk and absurd fads known as "techniques."

Kristina is very intelligent and highly skilled.

Due to her career she tactfully and gently operates the weapons/tools necessary to locate/expose all malignancies in her scope.

Kristina draws out the will of her clients to grasp her outstretched hand in the midst of crippling pain and to allow her to liberate them.

SHE DRAWS OUT THE WILL, THE WILL, OF THE PEOPLE TO GET BETTER.

That my fellow human beings, is only the beginning of a long list of Kristinas talents .

Cordially,

Lydia Hughes

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