Hi! Welcome to Regain.
For many of us, our relationships are a major source of stress. Relationships can be so difficult. We want to believe that if we really love each other, everything will just work out. However, a lot of learning and intentional action is needed to maintain a positive relationship.
My name is Kristen. I'm a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in Oregon. My approach to counseling couples is to work on increasing understanding (of the self and the other), greatly improving communication and formulating a plan of action.
I received a master's degree in social work (MSW) in 2013 from the University of Alabama. I have worked as a counselor for five years and have a great deal of experience in addressing family conflict and improving communication. I enjoy using mindfulness-based interventions with persons who are interested as these are heavily supported by the latest neuroscience research. Collaborative Problem Solving and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy are among other approaches that I like to take bits and pieces from. My style differs with each couple/family. I welcome any and all feedback as the counseling is about supporting you in the way that you need to be supported.
I would love to join you on your journey. Please reach out if you have any questions for me or if you'd like to work together. :)
- Stress, Anxiety
- Family conflicts
- Trauma and abuse
- Parenting issues
- Self esteem
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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Imago Relationship Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LCSW #L7930 (Expires: 2022-12-30)
We’ve been speaking with Kristen for four months now and she’s been a huge help. In the beginning, I was done with my marriage. I was frustrated with how things were. She has helped us become more communicative and see each others point of views. We’ve (I think) gotten more comfortable and less argumentative. Thank you!!