Kirsten Wittenborn, PsyD
|Professions: Psychology, Psychotherapy|
|License Status: I'm a licensed professional.|
|Primary Credential: Clinical Psychology - 021617|
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Fees: $200 - $250 per session
Free 10 -15 minute phone consultation
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Do you feel intermittently anxious, sad or angry and overwhelmed? Do you worry you will not achieve your goals? Do you long for connection and intimacy but keep having relationship problems? We are living at a highly pressured time in a world that is image-driven and fast paced, which makes it hard for people to feel truly connected with one another and themselves. In addition to these cultural issues most of us deal with family of origin issues, relationship, or work related challenges, all of which raise stress levels.
If you struggle with stress, anxiety, moodiness, and self-doubt I am here to help you deal with it. I believe that therapy creates a much needed space for reflection and recovery from that which ails you. Having close relationships is vitally important and speaking to someone has tremendous healing potential. This is true for friends and family members but in some sense even much more so if the person is a trained professional, with whom the rules of friendship don't apply. Speaking to a professional like me frees you up to be truthful with yourself in a way that is difficult to achieve in normal social relations. Aside from that I will bring a highly attentive focus based on my training and experience to the issues you are communicating.
In working together we will get a sense of what exactly it is that you are dealing with in your life and find out how we can best meet your needs today. My approach is empathic and focused on you and your concerns. I firmly believe in the power of psychotherapy to help improve lives and look forward to working with you.
Email or Call Kirsten Wittenborn, PsyD at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 35106
More Info About My Practice
In my practice I specialize on women's issues and young adults (including older teenagers), but I also work with men and couples. My orientation is psychodynamic, though I use cognitive behavioral techniques as needed, as well as elements of an existential approach to psychotherapy.
My professional experience as a therapist in college counseling centers has given me in depth exposure to the problems young adults are dealing with today. And my previous careers in fashion has and acting have taught me that the world is a big place with all kinds of people and points of view. I enjoy working with diverse people and those in the creative professions, including writing, theatre, film and television. Finally, being originally from Europe and having lived in several different countries in my youth and young adulthood has given me a deep appreciation of cultural differences and the immigrant experience.
What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist
I love my profession because each person I meet is different and has their very own rich and complex story. Each day I keep learning about the power of humans to defy difficult life circumstances and overcome obstacles. I consider this a great privilege.
My View on the Nature of 'Disorders'
We are all disordered. While some may struggle more than others we are all subject to stress and emotional pain at different times of our lives. It is how we deal with these experiences that sets us up for either integration and growth, or on-going struggle and despair. I believe that it is often our darkest moments which teach us the most. If we honor our experiences and what we learn from them we realize that they not only make us who we are but also often point us in the direction of our life purpose.
Services I Provide
- Individual Therapy & Counseling
- Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
- Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
Ages I Work With
Groups I Work With
Young adults and others who want help in defining their identity or life path, as well as those who have been disempowered in some way, whether through sexual abuse, objectification or other kinds of trauma
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