Greetings! I am a certified counselor who works with clients on issues such as communication, control, relationships with self and others, planning and decision-making, self-esteem, coping with changes, and substance abuse. I'm person-centered in my style . I respect my clients and they determine what topics we cover in therapy and how deeply they want to delve into their issues. No matter who you are or where you've been in life, you are important. Your thoughts, feelings and beliefs are valuable guides in the therapeutic process and I am here to help you and support you.
I draw from treatment modals such as strengths-based, solution focused lens where my clients and I work together to develop a treatment plan that accomplishes my clients goals. Through cognitive-behavioral therapy I assist clients in exploring relationships between, thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Through CBT, clients reveal the dysfunctional thoughts that lead to self-destructive behaviors and beliefs. I support clients as they try new communication styles, coping mechanisms, mindfulness work, and emotional regulation. Clients can practice how they address issues with loved ones in my presence and I will provide honest feeback.
I live outside of Detroit, Michigan. My hobbies include cooking, yoga, traveling to new places, hiking with my husband and our two dogs. I've experienced many therapies and have had several therapists myself. I enjoy learning about myself and others. Finding the right therapist takes time and courage. With that being said, if you feel you are ready to take the next steps toward a life you enjoy, I am here to support you and walk alongside you celebrating your accomplishments and encouraging through the light and dark times. Change takes time and effort, but it is worth it. I check messages Monday-Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. EST and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EST I will reply to you promptly.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Cancer, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Intellectual Disability, Life Purpose, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Trichotillomania, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
MI LPC 6401012527
Kristin really listens and gives spot on feedback. Really valuable
Written on Oct 12, 2023 after therapy with Kristin for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and anger management
Written on Oct 01, 2023 after therapy with Kristin for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd
Kristin has been very helpful and has given me very good advice.
Written on Jul 30, 2023 after therapy with Kristin for 2 weeks on issues concerning anger management
Kind friendly and understanding
Written on Jul 10, 2023 after therapy with Kristin for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue
Kristen is very personable and genuine, which is refreshing. As a therapist myself it can be hard to find the right person to be vulnerable with and put your trust in. However, Kristen has been highly skilled from the beginning and I can tell she is doing the work constantly to keep up with her clients needs.
Written on May 17, 2023 after therapy with Kristin for 2 years and 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd
I have only met with Kristin three times and she is the best therapist I have had. She truly listens to what issues I have and offers constructive solutions to the problems I have. She also challenges me to reach my goals set in our first meeting and provides resources surrounding my goals. She is truly the best. Thank you so much Kristin.
Written on Apr 05, 2023 after therapy with Kristin for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue