Kristen Zuest

Masters in Counseling Psychology and Art Therapy, Registered Clinical Counsellor

Kristen Zuest

Masters in Counseling Psychology and Art Therapy, Registered Clinical Counsellor

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Telehealth Available
Professions: Mental Health Counselor, Counsellor, Art Therapist
License Status: I'm a registered professional.
Primary Credential: Registered Clinical Counsellor - 82654
Billing and Insurance:
Fees: $140 per 50-minute session, $210 per 90-minute session, Adjusted fees for CVAP clients. Free 15-minute telephone consultation.
Free Initial Consultation

Offices

Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y6H2

My Approach to Helping

I help people understand the ways the trauma they went through is impacting them currently, and offer skills that help them feel better and have fewer symptoms within the first few sessions of counselling.

People often come to me for help after experiencing extreme stress through trauma experiences related to abuse, combat, relationships, emergencies, natural disasters, medical procedures, and more. I primarily help heal trauma using eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) as it offers a direct route to long-term healing. With specialized training in EMDR I successfully help people who suffer from trauma, anxiety, panic, disturbing memories, post-traumatic stress reconnect with life after trauma.

More Info About My Practice

You can expect to be encouraged to approach therapy at your own pace while feeling understood and accepted. Most importantly we will spend our time on what is important to you and work through your struggles together.

For those of you who have a busy schedule, challenges that make going out difficult, don't want to leave the comfort of your home, or there are limited options in your area for specialized services such as trauma or art therapy, I offer online or weekend sessions and attend from the comfort of your home.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Abuse Recovery
Addiction
Anxiety
Depression
Parenting
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Stress
Trauma

Services I Provide

  • Art Therapy
  • Consultation
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    eye movement desensitization and reprocessing

Industries & Communities Served

  • Entertainment Industry
  • First Responder/Medical Professionals
  • Military/Law Enforcement
  • Education
  • Self-Employed and Freelance Professionals
  • LGBTQ+
  • BIPOC

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Fear
  • First Responders
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Physical Abuse
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Self-Compassion
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress

Types of Therapy

  • Art Therapy
  • Critical Incident Stress Management
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Positive Psychology

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