Hi, I’m Kristen! My main focus in therapy treatment is to help each client I see to feel accepted with unconditional positive regard and care, above all else. Therefore, I create treatment goals which are individualized to each person I see so that all of my clients feel that they are receiving therapy which works best for them. I often use client-centered, mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral, and solution-focused approaches, in addition to arts-based methods, which my clients and I tailor to their individual needs / desires. Together, my clients and I work on attainable treatment goals in order to better their quality of life in the short and long term and reach their highest potential.
Areas of Special Interest
ADHD, Aging, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Anxiety, Behavioral concerns in children (externalizing behaviors), Bipolar disorders; Body image issues, Caregivers, Career coaching, Chronic pain / pain management, Chronic illness, Clients who are adopted and their families, Clients with medically complex challenges, Cultural identity, DCF involvement, Depression, Dissociative disorders, Domestic violence victims and witnesses, Eating and feeding disorders, Family conflicts (past or current), Financial / business concerns, Foster care, Grief and loss, Learning disorders, LGBTQ+ children, LGBTQ+ ages 18+, Memory loss, Men’s issues, Neurodiversity (developmental disorders, etc.), Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders (OCD), Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) and Conduct disorders, Parent coaching / parental concerns, Personality disorders, Physical disabilities and/or limitations, Postpartum depression / postpartum challenges, Racial identity, Schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, Self-harming behaviors, Sleep-wake disorders, Somatic symptom disorders, Suicidal ideation, Substance use disorders, Terminal illness (for client or for loved ones of individuals with terminal illness), Trauma and stress-related disorders, Victims of sexual violence or of sexual exploitation, Women’s issues, Workplace challenges / harassment
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Art therapy, Attachment-based therapies, Expressive arts, Existential therapies, Gestalt therapy, Health at every size (HAES), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Motivational interviewing, Music therapy, Narrative therapy, Person-centered, Play therapy, Positive psychology, Psychotherapy, Solution -focused therapy, Strengths-based therapies, Transpersonal therapy, Trauma-focused (CBT or general)