Kristen Sartor

(LCSW)

About Me

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. :)


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
Also experienced in:
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 , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
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

Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #L7930 (Expires: 2022-12-30)


Reviews

Written by J.A. on Dec 31, 2020 after counseling with Kristen for 2 months

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.

Written by L.A. on Dec 15, 2020 after counseling with Kristen for 3 months on issues concerning relationship

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!

Written by J.O. on Dec 01, 2020 after counseling with Kristen for 4 months on issues concerning relationship

Kristen is a good listener. She makes contact in between appointments. We feel she goes above and beyond by doing that.

Written by K.E. on Nov 16, 2020 after counseling with Kristen for 4 months on issues concerning relationship

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!!

Written by R.O. on Nov 11, 2020 after counseling with Kristen for 6 months on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Kristen is wonderful! If teen counseling didn't randomly match counselors, I would recommend her to everyone I know.

Written by C.A. on Jul 20, 2020 after counseling with Kristen for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and adhd

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!

Written by J.O. on Jun 29, 2020 after counseling with Kristen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

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.

Written by K.E. on Jun 16, 2020 after counseling with Kristen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

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!

Written by C.H. on May 21, 2020 after counseling with Kristen for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Kristen is an amazing counselor. ;]]

Written by K.A. on May 05, 2020 after counseling with Kristen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd

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!

Written by M.Y. on May 01, 2020 after counseling with Kristen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

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.

Written by J.A. on Apr 29, 2020 after counseling with Kristen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

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.