Kristen Duran


About Me

Hello and welcome! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Life Coach. I have experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families for over 20 years and I transitioned to the mental health field almost 5 years ago. I have provided services within client's homes, schools and their communities. I am very passionate about helping families gain the tools they need to live their best life. Together, your teen and I will work to begin a process of healing. We will work together as a team.

I specialize in working with those dealing with a wide range of challenging issues including relationship conflict, depression, anxiety, bullying, grief and loss as well as trauma and abuse. My goal is to utilize what works best for your family and to empower you all to gain the confidence and tools to live in freedom. Let's get started!

I look forward to meeting you both!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Anger management , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Dissociation , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 4

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LPC #011189 (Expires: 2020-09-01)


Written by E.M. on Jul 26, 2020 after counseling with Kristen for 7 months

Kristen has worked with my daughter for about a year. She has a very holistic approach and has brought me in on a few sessions to work through things. I can also message her direct for advice regarding my daughter. I would wholeheartedly recommend Kristen to work with your teenager, she’s fantastic.

Written by A.U. on Jul 14, 2020 after counseling with Kristen for 2 months

Kristen is very positive and always willing to help and offer suggestions! She has helped me through so much already, and I can’t wait to see where the rest of our journey takes us!

Written by M.O. on Jun 29, 2020 after counseling with Kristen for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and anger management

great person all around and listens and understands my problems and helps me to find ways to cope with them.

Written by K.A. on Jun 05, 2020 after counseling with Kristen for 5 months

She has helped me through so much. Giving me the tools for a healthy mindset and being encouraging through every step of my recovery. She is the best! She is so kind.

Written by A.K. on May 06, 2020 after counseling with Kristen for 1 month on issues concerning addictions, and eating disorders

Kristen is a highly skilled therapist with a warm and affirming demeanor. I had not had the best experience with teen counseling therapists until her. It's been such a blessing to finally have someone who I feel confident in and whose style is supportive to what I need. Ive already been able to make good progress. If you're looking for someone who really listens, puts your desires first, is a clear and open communicator, present and who leaves any ego at the door, give Kristen a try.

Written by S.T. on Apr 20, 2020 after counseling with Kristen for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Kristen is a great support and challenges me to grow. She’s super great at what she does, and shares gives wisdom and encouragement!

Written by N.A. on Mar 01, 2020 after counseling with Kristen for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse, and self esteem

I felt comforted by Kristen right away. She is soothing to talk to and reminds me every day that I am not alone. I have noticed a lot of progress in a very short time, and I owe it all to her.

Written by M.E. on Jan 19, 2020 after counseling with Kristen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Kristen is awesome to work with. She’s so supportive and a very good listener. She makes lots of very helpful suggestions to work through struggles.

Written by L.I. on Jan 03, 2020 after counseling with Kristen for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Kristen is a fantastic counsellor, coach and friend. She is full of integrity and is always impeccable with her word. I can always count on her to follow through with keeping me accountable for my goals. She is supportive, caring and kind. I am blessed to have her on my side to help me navigate through life’s challenges and celebrate it’s successes. Without Kristen by my side, I would be lost in the wrong direction. Thank you for everything you do for me Kristen.

I highly recommend Kristen as a counsellor because of her non-judgmental and warm approach to help with solving problems. She also had a diverse set of skills, including life coaching which has been very beneficial to me. I am confident that she will be able to help you with whatever you are dealing with.