Meet Kristen

She/her/hers

Psychotherapist

I view therapy as a collaborative process between the two of us, in which we work together to help you heal. I am committed to helping people make the changes they want through a dynamic and engaged process of in-depth personal examination and behavioral change.

Together, we will explore various aspects of how you have been coping in your body, mind and spirit using a variety of modalities. The body often tells a different story than the mind, and each deserve to be listened to. 

 

 As a psychodynamic Gestalt therapist, I aim to make the unconscious conscious, and to connect the thoughts to the lived experience in the body. Our words, sensations and mental images have meaning, even if seemingly unrelated.  I encourage clients to share what is in their mind and body, without judgement or censorship. As a relational therapist, I also aim to build a deep connection with my patients. I believe that the relationship between therapist and patient, not solely analysis and interpretation, is a key aspect to healing. We will explore personal factors, as well as environmental factors that effect us like society, culture, and social location. I am a kink & poly friendly, sex work affirming, fat-positive therapist.

 

I practice from a trauma sensitive lens, in which I encourage the empowerment of my clients, meaning that we will work at your pace and you will choose what to disclose to me and when. Your sense of agency is important to me. We will work at your pace and tackle issues as they emerge, together.