Are you struggling or feeling overwhelmed? I am glad you are here. I believe everyone could benefit from having an objective perspective on issues. My name is Kristyna (she/her) and my primary goal for my clients is to provide the caring support and compassionate challenge they need to cope with difficult situations.
Most of my professional work has been in the medical setting, providing support to patients, caregivers, and staff. I can assist you with coping with a new medical need/diagnosis, caregiver fatigue, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self-esteem and confidence, depression, or just coping with life changes. I believe that you are the expert of your story, so I tailor my strengths-based interventions and use different types of therapy (CBT, ACT, etc) based on your needs and goals.
My schedule is part-time but I have flexibility. If you do not see a time/day that works for you, just message me. I am happy to explore a time that works for us both.
Taking the first step to sign up for therapy takes courage and I would be so honored to be a part of your journey.
I understand you have signed a consent form with Better Help. Please review my requirements under informed consent before our first session.
Please remember that BetterHelp is not appropriate if you are in crisis or in immediate need of support. In crisis situations, please call 911 or local emergency services. You can also call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to talk to someone right away.
During the first session, we will discuss your reasons for seeking treatment and basic background information about you. Policies and scheduling will also be discussed in this meeting. To the extent possible, I will offer you some first impressions of what our work will include. You should evaluate this information along with your own opinions to determine whether you feel comfortable working with me. Therapy involves a noteworthy commitment of time and energy. You should be very thoughtful about the therapist you select. If you have questions or doubts about participating in therapy at the present time or specifically with me as your therapist, please talk to me about your concerns. Better help and I will be more than happy to help you set up a meeting with another mental health professional.
Psychotherapy can have benefits and risks. Engaging in therapy often involves discussing unpleasant aspects of your life. Therefore, you may experience uncomfortable feelings like frustration, sadness, guilt, anger, loneliness, and helplessness. On the other hand, psychotherapy may help you change your unhealthy or maladaptive thoughts and behaviors. Consequently, you may benefit by minimizing your overall distress, learning more effective problem-solving strategies, and experiencing more rewarding interpersonal relationships.
In general, the law protects the privacy of all communications between a client and a therapist/psychologist/psychiatrist, and I can release information about our work to others only with your written permission. All aspects of your treatment are confidential, and I will need your written permission if you wish me to discuss your treatment with anyone else, including your insurance company. Even the fact that you are a client is protected by confidentiality. However, there are some situations in which I am legally obligated to take action to protect others from harm, even if I have to reveal some information about a client’s treatment. For example, if I believe that a child, elderly, or disabled person is being abused, I am required to file a report with the appropriate state agency. If I believe that a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another, I may be required to take protective actions. These actions may include notifying the potential victim, contacting the police, or seeking hospitalization for the client. If the client threatens to harm himself or herself, I may be obligated to seek hospitalization for him or her or to contact family members or others who can help provide protection. I will make every effort to fully discuss it with you before taking any action.
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Career difficulties, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Domestic Violence, First Responder Issues, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
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