My Approach to Helping
Hello and welcome! My name is Kristen and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the states of Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, as well as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. In addition, I have been certified as a clinical trauma professional. I have over 10 years of experience working within the field of mental health.
Throughout my professional career, I have worked with individuals with a wide range of diagnoses and functional impairments, including schizophrenia, substance abuse, ADHD, personality disorders, and intellectual and developmental disabilities. I have a special interest in working with individuals who are diagnosed with affective disorders andor post traumatic stress disorder, as well as anxiety disorders. I have experience working with children, adolescents, and adults.
The therapeutic approach I tend to use during treatment is a combination of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy along with the Dialectical Behavioral Therapy concept of Mindfulness. I am also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, which is an effective evidence-based practice for the treatment of trauma and other mental health diagnoses.
Please feel free to discuss any questions or concerns that you may have at any point during the process. I look forward to meeting you!