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.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Co-morbidity, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Life Purpose, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
SD LPC LPC20539
IA LMHC 001511
Kristy is amazing. She completely pays attention to what is going on in my life and listens, offers guidance and helps me to help myself!
Written on Oct 25, 2022 after therapy with Kristy for 2 years and 9 months on issues concerning family conflicts, and grief
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.
Written on Jun 01, 2018 after therapy with Kristy for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family, grief, and self esteem
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.
Written on Jan 03, 2018 after therapy with Kristy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and self esteem
Excellent! She is a great help.
Written on Oct 13, 2017 after therapy with Kristy for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family, and trauma and abuse
Kristy creates a warm and acceptable environment. She goes above and beyond with her responses.
Written on Oct 01, 2017 after therapy with Kristy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem