Kirsten Christenson

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

Kirsten Christenson

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

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Telehealth Available
Professions: Psychotherapist, Social Worker
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Cigna
  • HealthPartners
  • Medica (Minnesota)
  • Optum
  • PreferredOne
  • United Health Care

Offices

North Branch, Minnesota 55056

My Approach to Helping

I understand how intimidating and overwhelming it can be to walk in and "bare your soul" to a stranger. It is my belief that in order to get what you need from your therapy experience you need to feel a connection with the therapist you are seeing. This is crucial to a positive therapy experience. I believe in meeting people where they are at and that by doing so, I am empowering them to guide their own healing and recovery.

My areas of focus include perinatal mood and anxiety struggles (pregnancy, post-partum), anxiety, depression, mood issues, suicidal ideation, self-injurious behaviors, self-esteem issues, stress management, life transitions, relationship issues, family of origin issues, parenting skills, women's issues, and chronic medical conditions. I work with individual adults and teens 16 years and older.

My approach to therapy is from an interpersonal process-oriented perspective that is centered around helping clients feel respected, valued, and understood. My work is enhanced by my ability to have healthy but not rigid boundaries as well as a sense of humor. I am able to go deep if you want to go deep, focus on “the here and now” as well as the “there and then,” and I am willing to give homework if you would like some.

I particularly love working with expecting or new moms or dads, parents with young children, and young adults experiencing the many life transitions and stressors of becoming an adult. As a mom myself, I know the real struggles that can come along with surviving anxiety and depression during the perinatal and postpartum period as well as the transition and lifelong impact of having children. I am trained in Maternal Mental Health through 2020 Moms and Postpartum Support International.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults

Languages

  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Shame
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Breathwork
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Critical Incident Stress Management
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

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