Hello, welcome to Semicolon Counseling. My name is Kristin, and I am a licensed mental health counselor. I received my Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Antioch University Seattle in 2015 with a concentration in clinical mental health. My Bachelor’s Degree is from Washington State University.
I am an independent contractor for Mindful Therapy Group.
I have been working in the field since 2016. My professional background involves working with individuals who identify within the LGBTQ community and those experiencing depression and anxiety. I help clients by providing resources and supporting patients and their families through decision-making, crises, conflicts, and grief and loss issues. I have worked in community mental health and for a supported living agency. Each job has given me more experience to help those that need someone to talk to.
Therapy is about helping you find your true self and believing that the client is the expert in their life. I do not play the role of the expert in my client’s life. I act as a guide, advocate, educator, and support person. I will attempt to see your issues from your perspective and view of the world. I will ask questions to clarify my understanding of your issues. I desire to develop a real, genuine relationship with my clients where we can safely have difficult conversations, resolve conflicts, and learn how to experience your true self including your pain. I will work with you to help you tune into your true self, recognize your unfavorable coping mechanisms, and discover self-compassionate ways of living.
My therapeutic modality is a blend of Geek Therapy, Mindfulness, Person-Centered, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Therapy has both benefits and risks. You might notice changes in your symptoms, problems, and functioning during therapy. Since we will be exploring challenging territory in your life, you might experience greater difficulty throughout our work. Therapy typically produces benefits over time, but sometimes, as you get to the root of tender issues, you may feel them even more acutely than in the past. Unfortunately, I cannot promise or guarantee the results you will get. However, as you commit yourself to working through your vulnerable issues and build upon your strengths, you will see improvements throughout our work and in the future.