Kristan Dziurzynski

PhD, Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate

Kristan Dziurzynski

PhD, Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate

Telehealth Available
Professions: Counselor, Psychologist
License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision. Supervisor: Jared N Kilmer Licensed Psychologist
Primary Credential: Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate - MC61091560
Billing and Insurance:
Fees: I only accept private pay clients at this time, though I am happy to generate a SuperBill for potential reimbursement upon request.

Cost per Session: $200
Pay By: American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Early Morning Availability
Free Initial Consultation


Kirkland, Washington 98034

My Approach to Helping

While implementing empirically supported interventions, I highly value connecting authentically with my clients.

“I appreciate transparency. What I have found is that the therapeutic relationship is a strong agent of change, and so, I use it. I pay close attention to the present moment, noticing any attachment and interpersonal tendencies that come up between us. This cultivates a rich, non-judgmental awareness of any maladaptive relational patterns. This can be uncomfortable; however, psychotherapy can be uncomfortable. It entails one to courageously face their pain and takes tremendous vulnerability to gain from this process – as such – finding a psychotherapist you trust and feel safe with is essential. I encourage you to be patient with yourself, prioritize your growth, and find that fit.” - Dr. Dziurzyński

I am currently completing a Postdoctoral Fellowship and provide psychotherapy to individuals ages 15 and up. I earned a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from an APA-accredited program at the University of North Texas.

I value listening intently to the way in which people share their lives, with deep curiosity around one’s perception of both internal and external experiences. Through qualitative analysis of story narratives, my initial graduate research investigated how perspective taking impacted distress recovery. Once I began providing psychotherapy, I grew interested in how significant early relationships impact the recovery process for individuals who are exposed to trauma.

In conjunction with, and inspired by this research, I focused my career on delivering empirically supported treatments, with an emphasis on exposure-based as well as cognitive-behavioral based trauma therapies. As a liaison for trauma inpatients (i.e., Emergency Room and Intensive Care Unit) and outpatients at a Level-1 Trauma Medical Center, I worked with medically complex children, adolescents, and adults from diverse ethnic, sexual, socioeconomic, and religious backgrounds facing trauma. Furthermore, I went on to work at the Department of Veteran Affairs and earned nationally recognized certification to provide Prolonged Exposure in Primary Care (PE-PC) (i.e., brief trauma-focused treatment of PTSD in the primary care setting). I am also well-versed in Cognitive Processing (CPT) Therapy and Prolonged Exposure (PE) for trauma-treatment. I believe exposure techniques empower clients to live a life of meaning, even in the presence of inevitable strife, conflict, and distress. In addition to trauma-informed work, I often work with individuals who struggle with anxiety disorders, depression, panic disorder, obsessional-compulsive disorder, substance use addiction, adjustment to chronic illness and pain, insomnia, identity issues, anger issues, and relational problems. Please see the "Client Concerns I Treat" list for more information on my areas of clinical focus.

In addition to psychotherapy, I have extensive training in psychological assessment. Individual assessments include intellectual testing, learning disability evaluations, personality testing, diagnosis and treatment planning, and neuropsychological screening. Notably, I am not conducting assessment services at Game to Grow at this time.

More Info About My Practice

Currently, I am available for Individual Psychotherapy treatment.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Consultation
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Individuals struggling with:
    -Anxiety, Panic
    -Chronic Pain
    -RelationshipInterpersonalCommunication difficulties

    Additional Experience with the following Subcultures:

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • First Responders
  • Forgiveness
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Perfectionism
  • Physical Abuse
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Anger Management
  • Breathwork
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET)
  • Positive Psychology
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

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