Kristen Simons

(MA, LPC)

About Me

I use a book called "high conflict couples" that teaches how to regulate emotion so that conflicts do not get out of control. I have had a great deal of success using the book "How we Love" with couples for the last four years. I systematically, step by step lead couples through the powerful process of uncovering their attachment styles, and how their combination of attachment styles creates a predictable pattern of behavior. We look back at how these attachment styles were developed in the couple's family of origin. They develop understanding and compassion for how each partner in the relationship came to relate to others in this manner. Finally they learn how to engage in such a way as to help each other heal from these past attachment wounds. Instead of being your partner's enemy, you become their ally in the healing journey.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Parenting issues
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Depression , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Avoidant Personality , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #LPC.0015422 (Expires: 2021-08-31)


Reviews

Written by A.S. on Nov 14, 2020 after counseling with Kristen for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

She is very easy to talk to.