Hello! I am a licensed mental health counselor in the State of Iowa and South Dakota. After I obtained my Master's degree, I started my career at a community agency providing counseling to clients struggling with substance abuse and problem gambling. Most recently, I have been working with young adults struggling with depression, anxiety, grief/loss, and stress management. My appoach as a therapist is client- centered; you will be directly involved in your therapeutic decisions. I utilize cognitive behavioral (CBT) therapy techniques as well as solution focused techniques during sessions. I highlight each of my client's strengths, discuss coping skills that worked in the past and brainstorm for new coping skills to move forward on making better life decisions.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Self esteem
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Anger management , Career difficulties , Depression , Communication Problems , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Divorce and Separation , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Family of Origin Issues , Impulsivity , Life Purpose , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Workplace Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
LMHC #001511 (Expires: 2020-09-01)
LPC #LPC20539 (Expires: 2020-12-31)
This woman listens to me and gives me concrete goals to work on. I feel I can be myself and talk to her about anything without judgement.
I’ve worked with Kristy for about 3 months and the lessons I’ve learned are invaluable. I look forward to carrying these with me through life and remembering I am worth the work. I’m so thankful I was matched with Kristy. She was understanding and supportive through my entire progression.
Kristy has been a great person to work with. She has listened to my issues and began a plan to address those issues. I believe that I have a long road to recovery, but I’m confident with Kristy’s guidance and knowledge that I can get there someday. This was my first step asking for help and I’m thankful Kristy was matched up with me.
Excellent! She is a great help.
Kristy creates a warm and acceptable environment. She goes above and beyond with her responses.