My Approach to Helping
Kristen is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor (LGPC) and a National Board Certified Counselor (NCC), practicing in the DC metro area since 2017. Through her practice, Kristen offers a compassion-focused, client-centered, interpersonal, cognitive-behavioral, and solution-focused approach. Kristen is passionate about working with clients to help them cultivate hope in the midst of difficult seasons of life and to feel empowered in their journey of healing. During sessions, she works to build trust in order to create a safe space for each individual’s unique story and goals and to cultivate understanding with her clients as a foundation for a strong counseling relationship.
Acknowledging that each person’s journey is unique, Kristen offers many integrative wellness practices to her clients, including mind-body practices, spiritual meditation, fitness, and nutrition. Kristen is a graduate of Messiah College with a Master of Art in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. In addition, Kristen is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) through Yoga Alliance's 200-hr Teacher Training Program, is a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) through the National Council on Strength and Fitness, and holds a Certificate in Nutrition from the University of Pittsburgh. Kristen emphasizes the principles of holistic wellness, as she empowers her clients to move toward mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical healing.