I began my career by completing an internship in an outpatient adolescent treatment center. From there, I gained experience in an adolescent residential treatment program. During my career working with adolescents, I have successfully been able to build rapport with those skeptical individuals that may be shy or uncomfortable in a counseling setting. I focus on ways that we can work together to achieve their goals and lead a more fulfilled life while also recognizing that many of the challenges they face are partly their phase of life. Adolescents truly face challenges that come along with their phase of life and the ways their brains process information at this developmental age. I believe by normalizing their experiences and finding healthy ways of coping with their difficulties can lead them to become well adjusted teenagers and, later on, adults. I truly believe that by seeking help in the adolescent years, we can prevent mental illness as an adult.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Coping with life changes
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LMHC #MH11202 (Expires: 2021-03-01)
Kristi has been an amazing help to my daughter and myself. My daughter has been with her almost a year and has made amazing progress. She started having anxiety and insomnia when some friend group issues occurred. Kristi has helped her navigate some very difficult times and my daughter loves having her unbiased opinion and support. Kristi communicates with me often so I always know how my daughter is doing and she offers practical ways for me to help my daughter as well. Kristi has been an amazing blessing to our family!
I have only wonderful things to say about Kristi. She was able to take a horrible time for myself and marriage and literally turn it around. We waited so long for counseling because of fear of judgement and stigma. From the very first meeting with Kristi, there was zero of that. She is calm, kind, empathetic, knowledgeable, and patient. She is positive and motivating as well which gave us a lot of confidence that we could move past a very dark chapter. We have learned many tools for coping, communication, and relationship building. We literally cannot say enough good things about our experience thus far with Kristi.
Kristi is easy to talk to. She is supportive while also great at helping me hold myself accountable. She has been a huge help in processing past trauma and current stressors and behaviors.
Kristi is amazing! She has been very vital to my mental health. She is a true asset to teen counseling.
Kristi is amazing and is really great at not taking sides. She relates to both my partner and I and has been extremely helpful.
Still in the beginnings but feel confident in her services. My daughter has opened up and that's remarkable.
She is understanding and kind and checks on me periodically even if I haven’t reached out to her.
She is caring and attentive! Really supportive therapist!
Kristi is great! She listens and helps me problem solve my hectic life. I'm grateful to have her in my corner!
Kristi's compassionate and kind approach made it very easy for me to share and work on the things I needed to do to feel better. Talking to her was like having a weight lifted off my chest. She provided me with great tools and things to practice so that I can help myself too.
I am so glad I found teen counseling and Kristi Vidal. She made a difficult subject easy to talk about, offered good advice. Encouraged and listened. And kept checking back in and offering support when I felt discouraged. Thanks to her, I am making progress and steps toward a better future!
Kristi is very sweet & personable.
Kristi is a fantastic counselor who can pull on a variety of experiences and resources to present patients with illustrative guides on how to best tackle problems. She is also great at reinforcing positive behavior while also pointing out where errors have been made. Great overall!