Kristine Hoestermann (Maier)


About Me

I am am an individual and family clinical therapist who has focused most of my 9 years of practice into children and families. I have experience with a wide demographic from age 3 through 80 working in a variety of settings such as hospitals, law centers, government, child and family services, schools, private practice and nursing homes. I have experience with many different presenting problems from anxiety to attachment and have had extensive training in trauma informed practice and play therapy. I have a passion for resilience therapy and ABC paradigm in which we teach decision making skills at a young age to truly understand natural, good and bad consequences. Art therapy and grief work are also strengths of my practice including grief cause by chronic illness/invisible illness/rare diseases for both caregivers and patients.

My counseling style is warm and interactive. I am very flexible in both my practice in theory and logistics. I have a come as you are policy where you are always welcome to be your authentic self no matter how that looks in the moment. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and family work. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. You have control of our sessions and together we will meet your goals at your speed in your way.

As a therapist, I am the first to tell you how difficult it is to not only say you need help but to go out and get it. I'm proud of you for looking and reading this. That is a win. That is a step in the direction of setting yourself free from what binds you. You did that. I hope to get to know you more and work together. And if we are not the right fit or its not the right time just know you always have someone in your corner. You are never alone.

Take a deep breath your doing great.
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  • Family conflicts
  • Grief
  • Intimacy-related issues
  • Coping with life changes
  • Compassion fatigue
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Coaching , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , Body Image , Cancer , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 9

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LICSW #LC50080167 (Expires: 2023-07-31)


Written by S.A. on Jul 21, 2021 after counseling with Kristine for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Kristine and I clicked from the get-go, and she was instrumental in helping me manage my anxiety during a transitional time in my life. I read another review that she is like talking to a best friend who has counseling knowledge sprinkled in and truly feel like that's what it is - I felt supported, looked forward to the sessions, and continually come back to her advice and techniques to manage difficult situations. Cannot recommend her enough!

Written by E.R. on May 03, 2021 after counseling with Kristine for 5 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and career difficulties

Kristine was very nice. No complaints whatsoever. I would like to speak with a few other counselors before making a decision.

Written by M.I. on Mar 25, 2021 after counseling with Kristine for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Kristine is so much fun to talk to! It's like if your best friend were somehow also an educated, credentialed therapist. I appreciate how well she listens to my concerns, and I feel we've been able to make genuine progress in just a few sessions. I am really grateful to have been matched with her through the site.

Written by N.I. on Dec 30, 2020 after counseling with Kristine for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

Kristine has been such a blessing in disguise. We are just in the beginning of working together, but she is active in understanding how I’m feeling and responding appropriately while allowing me to navigate my emotions on my own. She sends me motivational and positive quotes here and there... she is exactly what I’ve been looking for!