Kristine Vazquez

(MA, LCPC)

About Me

"Is it normal to be sad this long? Everybody worries about something, right? Why is it so hard for me to leave this unhappy relationship? How do I stop being so angry all the time? Why can’t I stop my addiction? Am I a bad parent? … What’s wrong with me? "

These are questions that at one point or another I’ve heard my clients ask and I work towards assuring them that: 1) there is nothing wrong with you; and 2) I will not tell you what you should do, BUT I will definitely help you figure out what will work best for YOU.

My role as your therapist is to support, teach, and encourage you as you go through your learning process without judgment. I use CBT, DBT and Motivational interviewing interventions, through live video sessions, to work with individuals struggling with a wide range of concerns including: depression, poor self-esteem, anxiety difficulties, relationship challenges, parenting difficulties, addictions, and trauma. I use the techniques and skills that I learned through my master's program in clinical counseling, with a focus on trauma, and years of experience to facilitate your evolution of self. This is done through setting goals and increasing your emotional intelligence. Through live sessions we are able to have the most effective level of communication and therefore yielding timely positive progress. Text/ messaging communication is used to augment live video/phone sessions. My goal is to help you start feeling better as soon as possible.

Now, research shows that the relationship between the therapist and the client is the most important indicator of a positive outcome. I am direct but compassionate and relaxed yet professional. Using a collaborative approach and evidenced-based interventions/ techniques we will work together to increase your insight on patterns of negative thinking and behaviors that impact your daily life. By providing you with practical strategies and techniques, that you can apply to life’s daily challenges, you will begin to feel more empowered to make the long term changes.

These are some tips that will help you be successful in psychotherapy:
• Remember that therapy is not a ‘Magic Pill’ (meeting once a week for a video session and then pushing it out of your mind, leads to very slow progress)
• Be patience with yourself (feeling better will take practice)
• You are your own expert (the more I learn about you, the more I can be of assistance)
• Know that therapist help you learn how to solve your problems, rather than solving them for you

Making the decision to seek therapy is the first step to saying that you deserve a happier, more fulfilling life. I can assure you that if you commit yourself to the treatment experience and are receptive to implementing evidence-based interventions, you will have the outcome from counseling that you desire. I am here to support you in your personal evolution to a better version of yourself.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression

I also have experience in LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, ADHD

Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Languages

English

Spanish


Licensing

LCPC #180.011141 (Expires: 2019-03-31)


Reviews

Written by A.N. on Jan 11, 2019 after counseling with Kristine for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Kristine has been such a life-saver for me. I can definitely see the immense progress I've made from when I first started working with her, to now. All I have learned through her counselling has been proven and tested to work. Plus, she is a very positive and grounding influence on me. Definitely the best therapist I have ever had. I feel very lucky to have found her.

Written by D.R. on Dec 26, 2018 after counseling with Kristine for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and self esteem

Kristine is a balanced therapist. Keeping me accountable, without judgement. While also listening to what I think are the problem areas I need to work on.

Written by S.A. on Dec 11, 2018 after counseling with Kristine for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Kristine has been amazing at allowing me the space and teaching me tools to help manage situations better, and shoot for a more positive future.

Written by R.O. on Nov 19, 2018 after counseling with Kristine for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Kristine is a wonderful counselor - she gives you the foundations to learn to help yourself step by step, at a rate you're comfortable with, building each week to help get you to a place of ease in your life. I was very nervous about the efficacy of online therapy, but she has been so warm and wonderful and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her.

Written by U.M. on Oct 31, 2018 after counseling with Kristine for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, and bipolar disorder

I've only had one session with Kristine and she's been incredible. I've already recommended her to two friends.

Written by E.M. on Oct 17, 2018 after counseling with Kristine for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder

Kristine is structured and organized, she puts a lot of work into helping me. She’s very giving and flexible. I’ve had two other experiences with therapists in the past and she has raised my expectations of what someone can do to help me. She’s extremely likable, her demeanor is candid but very professional. I’ve had so much change and improvement in my issues since meeting her. Often when I am thinking of others and recommending this service to them, I wish I could refer them directly to her. I hope and trust that most of your therapists are as good as Kristine when I recommend this service to others!

Written by N.I. on Aug 29, 2018 after counseling with Kristine for 9 months on issues concerning relationship, family, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related

Kristine is the best therapist I have had in my entire lifetime of receiving therapy. She listens, understands, and guides me to figure out for myself how to deal with situations while at the same time, and often most importantly, taking care of myself. I'm eternally grateful for everything I have learned.

Written by D.A. on Aug 29, 2018 after counseling with Kristine for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, and anger

After many years convincing myself that I could self-regulate or can handle my emotions without help, I realized I shouldn't have to. I'm so happy I found BetterHelp and even more that I was connected to Kristine!! Kristine has an incredible ability to listen and hear things you don't even know you are saying. She is patient, understanding, encouraging, empathetic, but she also pushes me to see and learn things I may be unwilling to. Kristine has given me tools I can use daily and helped me understand this is all a process, and I am on a constant path of growth and learning. I could not be more grateful for Kristine and her support.

Written by T.E. on Jun 06, 2018 after counseling with Kristine for 1 month on issues concerning depression, lgbt, and self esteem

Kristine was really great to work with, and the strategies that we discussed and worked together on have really made a positive change in my life.

Written by J.U. on May 25, 2018 after counseling with Kristine for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping, and parenting

Kristine does a great job of keeping me accountable whilst helping me get to the bottom of my issues. The last month has been pretty trying for me but she has been great.

Written by N.I. on May 15, 2018 after counseling with Kristine for 5 months on issues concerning relationship, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Kristine is great! She is always very involved and very patient!

Written by S.T. on Mar 29, 2018 after counseling with Kristine for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related

Kristine is an absolute blessing, I've told her way too many times how happy I feel to have found her. In the few short months I've been speaking with her, she's helped me so much. I honestly can't fully express how grateful I am to her and excited to continue on as we have been.

Written by L.A. on Mar 28, 2018 after counseling with Kristine for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family, trauma and abuse, and sleeping

Kristine is so supportive and understanding. She has helped me so much in our sessions. Her honesty is refreshing and I feel comfortable in opening up to her about what I am struggling with or going through.