Welcome! You're here because you have a teen who is struggling, or you ARE a teen who is having a rough time. You've already shown a great amount of courage and initiative in taking your first steps toward embracing your best self; it is an honor and a privilege for me to help you do just that.
I'd like to give you some information about my background. I received my B.A. in psychology from Elizabethtown College in Elizabethtown, PA in 2004. After graduating college, I worked in the community as an outreach case worker for adults with chronic and severe mental health diagnoses as well as dual diagnoses. During this time, I assisted in crisis intervention, clinical assessment, as well as individual/group counseling to evaluate treatment goals and objectives. I went on to receive my M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Centenary College in Hackettstown, NJ in 2009. When I obtained approval by the State of New Jersey as a Licensed Professional Counselor in 2015, I began working for a community agency as an intensive in-home clinician for at-risk children, youth and their families. During this time, I've had the privilege of providing individual as well as family counseling services to those families in need of stabilization in the community.
I consider myself to be a very client-focused clinician; your beliefs, needs and goals are what drive treatment first and foremost. I also like to incorporate tools from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well as Motivational Interviewing. I feel as though the key to change is mindset; as a result, I like to do a good deal of work with mindfulness as well as cognitive reframing. As someone who has worked with a great many families, I also have a wealth of experience in family dynamics, healthy communications, and appropriate boundary setting within the family unit. I also have the benefit of parenting experience through having a toddler of my own!
Some areas of focus with which I have experience treating include: depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, self-injury, relationship issues, parenting problems, family issues, career challenges, and panic disorder. I've worked with both children and adults who have faced abandonment, emotional trauma, physical trauma, or sexual trauma.
I consider myself an easygoing, disarming person to talk to; my job is to make you feel comfortable, as if you are talking to an old friend. I also pride myself in getting people to utilize a different lens through which they can view the world; one with endless possibilities, less pain, and more peace. My sincere hope is that I can help promote healing and lasting change for you, regardless of what you seek.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Family conflicts
- Parenting issues
- Coping with life changes
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Eating disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Fertility Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Midlife Crisis , Money and Financial Issues , Mood Disorders , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Paranoia , Phobias , Postpartum Depression , Posttraumatic Stress , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Trichotillomania , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
LPC #37PC00537100 (Expires: 2022-11-30)
Kristy has helped me identify my goals, organize my thoughts, and take action. She has helped me with work, parental relationships, boundaries, anxiety, and negative self talk. 5/5 stars!
Kristy is a thoughtful, considerate, and perceptive counselor who has helped me achieve new heights in my journey of self-empowerment. She is knowledgeable and passionate about her clients, and working with her over the past few months has been a life-changing experience.
WOW. I was really pleased to find Kristy. My daughter has really grown and matured over the past few months with Kristy's guidance. Highly Recommend.
Kristy gets me. She is incredibly responsive, patient and supportive. I love working with her.
She is great, thank you for having me as her patient!
I’ve only been working with Kristy for a short while but i’ve really benefited and enjoyed counseling with her!