Hi! Welcome to Teen Counseling.
My name is Kristen. I'm a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in Oregon.
I have worked with a lot of teenagers and would love to work with you. For most people (although you can't always tell from their Instagram), teenage years are painfully tough. Many teenagers have worked with me on self-esteem, relationship stress, family issues, depression, anxiety and healing from trauma. And don't worry, no matter what happens: I promise not to judge you or freak out on you. :)
My education, experience and approach: I received a master's degree in social work (MSW) in 2013 from the University of Alabama. I have worked as a counselor for five years. During that time, I worked with many teenagers and their parents. I provided one-on-one counseling to teenagers as well as parenting support. I enjoy using mindfulness-based interventions with persons who are interested as these are heavily supported by the latest neuroscience research. Collaborative Problem Solving and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy are among other approaches that I like to take bits and pieces from.
My style differs with each person/family. I welcome any and all feedback as the counseling is about supporting you in the way that you need to be supported.
I would love to join you on your journey. Please reach out if you have any questions for me or if you'd like to work together. :)
- Stress, Anxiety
- Family conflicts
- Trauma and abuse
- Parenting issues
- Self esteem
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Grief , Eating disorders , Anger management , Depression , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Adoption and Foster Care , BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Dependent Personality , Divorce and Separation , Eating and Food-Related Issues , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Forgiveness , Gender Dysphoria , Guilt and Shame , Immigration Issues , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Midlife Crisis , Money and Financial Issues , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Paranoia , Phobias , Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships , Posttraumatic Stress , Prejudice and Discrimination , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Sexuality , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Imago Relationship Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LCSW #L7930 (Expires: 2022-12-30)
Kristen has helped my teen immensely. She is very responsive to messages and on time to live online sessions. She also responded in a timely manner to all my questions and messages.
Kristen has been wonderful! She is excellent at tailoring our sessions to our individual needs and really takes the time to understand our concerns and hopes. She is empathetic and gives us practical, actionable things we can do to meet our goals. We always feel better at the end of the session than we did when we logged in. Thank you, Kristen!
Kristen is a good listener. She makes contact in between appointments. We feel she goes above and beyond by doing that.
We’ve been speaking with Kristen for four months now and she’s been a huge help. In the beginning, I was done with my marriage. I was frustrated with how things were. She has helped us become more communicative and see each others point of views. We’ve (I think) gotten more comfortable and less argumentative. Thank you!!
Kristen is wonderful! If teen counseling didn't randomly match counselors, I would recommend her to everyone I know.
I started therapy with Kristen at the start of quarantine (but after wanting to for much longer) and she has been a life saver. My anxiety and depression was taking over my life and she has helped give me the tools to get it back. Kristen is so easy to talk to, making you feel comfortable with sharing any issue or concern. I never feel judged or shamed by her, always empowered and encouraged!
Kristen is an excellent therapist who has the ability to listen to her clients, truly hear them without judgment and provide real practical solutions that make a lasting positive impact.
Kristen has been wonderful so far! She gives great advice and insight without seeming like she is judging. She does not have an issue admitting if she does not know about something and is willing to ask other colleagues when needed. She is great!
Kristen is an amazing counselor. ;]]
Kristen is helping me unpack decades old trauma while making me feel knowledgeable and respected, because I work in the mental health field. I respect and appreciate her guidance and look forward to completing my goals with her. Thank you Kristen!
Kristen is my second counselor on here, as my first didn’t work out. I’m glad I tried one more time because she is wonderful! Before even video chatting (using the text feature) she had a very clear idea of what I needed. She’s positive, kind, caring and has great tools.
Kristen listens to me and responds in a way that lets me know she heard everything I said. She is patient and helps me find solutions to issues and reminds me to work on my goals.