About Me

I am an independent social worker licensed in Ohio with over 15 years of counseling experience. Much of this experience has come from working in school-based and outpatient settings with children and adolescents ages 4-18. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, peer problems, ADHD and grief and loss. I also have helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse.

My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, and client centered therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet unique and specific needs.

Early intervention and resources for teens are so very important, and it is never a bad thing to have too much support!

I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Depression , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 16

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

Licensing

LISW #I.0700217-SUPV (Expires: 2021-07-16)


Reviews

Written by L.A. on May 21, 2021 after counseling with Kristen for 2 weeks

She is excellent! Very empathic & knowledgable, but doesn't enter the pit with me. Has been a great experience.

Written by M.A. on Apr 16, 2021 after counseling with Kristen for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

I really enjoy talking with Kristen, she has been extremly helpful! I can message her at any time and she always gets back to me by the end of the day. She has also been nothing but so kind and respectful since day one. Overall really enjoying my experience and looking forward to continuing to work with her.

Written by B.E. on Apr 11, 2021 after counseling with Kristen for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Kristen has been a phenomenal asset to my life. She always makes me feel safe and validated when I’ve struggled to open up to others in the past. The first couple of weeks I was nervous and scared and didn’t want to really talk but pushed through and I credit her with a warm, welcoming environment. She has great energy and has been a tremendous help for me. Would recommend over and over again.

Written by F.A. on Apr 06, 2021 after counseling with Kristen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Kristen is a lovely, patient and understanding counselor. She listens to all my stories and gives good suggestions and insight. We can joke around here and there and she is really fun to talk with. A wonderful, open minded and great person to have as a counselor! The atmosphere is always comfortable and relaxed.

Written by K.E. on Mar 15, 2021 after counseling with Kristen for 2 weeks on issues concerning eating disorders, and self esteem

Kristen is awesome! Very responsive.