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Kristen is committed to translating evidence-based practice and forward-thinking research from the fields of psychotherapy and cognitive neuroscience into person-centered and outcome-oriented strategies for improved mental health, well-being, and resiliency. She utilizes an integration of cognitive, behavioral, and neurobiological interventions to support patients in reaching their treatment goals. Kristen specializes in working with patients experiencing challenges with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, suicidality, compulsive behaviors, and those interested in exploring their relationship to substances. Kristen takes a trauma-informed approach to care. She is also an LGBTQ+ affirming clinician.
Kristen and her husband returned to the Pacific Northwest in 2020 after 25 years of living and raising their family in various states across the Appalachian, Northeast, and Southern regions of the US. A native of Washington State, she is grateful to be living closer to family and lifelong friends and is happy to now call Idaho home. Whenever possible Kristen enjoys traveling and exploring new sights, art galleries, museums, and regional cuisine. When home she likes to spend time exploring outdoors, but just as often Kristen can be found curled up with her newest book and 2 cats on her lap.
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Idaho (LCSW)
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Kentucky (LCSW)
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapist
Areas of Focus
- Cognitive Behavior Therapy
- Motivational Interviewing
- Polyvagal Theory
- LGBTQ+ Affirming
- Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS)
- Campbellsville University, Master of Social Work
- Seattle University, Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, concentration in Social Work and Addiction Studies