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: $225-250
Pay By: American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Limited 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. Establishing a solid therapeutic alliance cultivates a rich, non-judgmental dynamic aimed to increase one's level of insight, sense of agency, and grow in their awareness of any maladaptive patterns. In my practice, psychotherapy treatment involves honest reflection and genuine curiosity about oneself, which takes tremendous vulnerability. Finding a psychotherapist you trust and feel safe with during this process is essential in optimizing treatment outcomes. As such, I strongly encourage you to be patient with yourself, prioritize your growth, and find a provider you can establish that strong alliance with.”- Dr. Dziurzyński

I am currently completing a Postdoctoral Fellowship and provide psychotherapy via telehealth to individuals ages 15 and up. I earned a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from an APA-accredited program. 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.

Graduate Training, Research and Clinical Interests:

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, and relational problems. Please see the "Client Concerns I Treat" list for more information on my areas of clinical focus.

More Info About My Practice

Currently, I am available for Individual Psychotherapy telehealth 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
    -RelationshipInterpersonal issues
    -Communication difficulties

    Additional Experience with the following Subcultures:

Industries & Communities Served

  • Military/Law Enforcement
  • Professional Sports

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Pain
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Identity Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Perfectionism
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Criticism
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trust Issues
  • Worry
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

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

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