I am a social worker licensed in both Missouri and Ohio. I have several years experience working with teens and adolescents in the residential, home, and private practice setting. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation and self-harming behaviors, stress, anger, self-esteem, life transitions, relationship issues, sexual identity, peer problems, school challenges, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced trauma especially in regards to neglect, emotional and physical abuse.
My style is warm, understanding, and collaborative. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, strengths-based, solution focused therapy. I also have experience and training in dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) and trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT). I will tailor our interactions and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
It takes a lot of courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.
I would be honored to work with you!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Anger management
- Self esteem
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , ADHD Read more...
LISW #I. 1700057 (Expires: 2023-01-26)
Kristen helped my completely turn my life around. She's an amazing support system and I've been able to really flourish with her help. I'm not perfect but I know that younger me would be so proud of where I've gotten to with Kristen's help. I don't know how much longer I have to use teen counseling, but Kristen's support and care has done brilliant things for me.
she’s literally the greatest of all time :p
Kristen has helped me process and reframe my thoughts. She is always encouraging and makes sure to take my lead on the direction of the conversation.
Realizing I sometimes need a push to talk, Kristen has really displayed how quickly she has learned what works for me vs not, offers support and suggestions, not to mention patience. I’m impressed how she has been able to pick up on the ‘big things’ that make up me that I didn’t even realize. I’m glad to be working with her and would recommend to others.
This has been a great start!