Meet the Team
Kristen works with adults to help them cope with and overcome various life struggles. She has experience in treating depression and mood disorders, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse, grief, and LGBTQ concerns, among other conditions. Kristen’s approach is rooted in the belief that individuals have the power to change within themselves, if given the needed support. Her foundation is in Gestalt Therapy with the integration of Motivational Interviewing, Expressive Arts Therapy, and elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Kristen obtained her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Appalachian State University, with certificates in Addictions Counseling and Expressive Arts Therapy. She has obtained a 3-year certificate in Gestalt Therapy and is currently training in Somatic Experiencing©, which is a body-focused treatment designed to overcome symptoms of trauma.
In her free time, Kristen enjoys hiking, bike riding, traveling, reading, practicing Tai Chi, and spending time with friends and family. She is dedicated to living as authentically as possible, and to helping others do so as well.