ABT Counselor and Therapist Profiles

SPECIALTIES:

  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Trauma and PTSD

Issues:

  • Abuse (physical, sexual, financial, verbal, emotional, etc.)
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Anger Management
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Chronic illness or pain
  • Depression
  • Domestic violence and abuse
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family issues
  • Gender identity issues
  • Grief/Loss/Bereavement
  • Health issues (cancer, staged diseases, AIDS/HIV, etc.)
  • Identity (ethnic/racial, gender, sexual, etc.)
  • Life transitions
  • Mood disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Personality Disorder
  • Pregnancy issues (infertility, abortion, prenatal, postpartum, complications. etc.)
  • Psychotic Disorder
  • Relationship issues
  • School issues (bullying, poor behavior or grades, test anxiety, etc.)
  • Self-esteem issues
  • Self-harm
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal tendencies or thoughts
  • Trauma & PTSD
  • Veteran’s issues
  • Women’s issues

Kristen completed her master’s degree in Counseling at Richmont Graduate University in Chattanooga, Tennessee. She has worked with children and adults of all ages in multiple settings and loves working with patients from diverse backgrounds. 

Kristen will put her patients at ease and will strive to make them feel comfortable, heard and valued in sessions She will collaborate with her patients in order to help them reach their personal goals. She has experience working with mood disorders, anxiety, family and relationship stressors, trauma, abuse, life adjustments, and more. Kristen uses a trauma-informed approach, when applicable.

Kristen will provide a warm and empathetic environment for her patients to process concerns. Aware that beginning therapy can be intimidating at first, she listens to others without judgment. She will bring creativity and humor to sessions and be an encouraging presence.

To schedule an appointment with Kristen:

Ages of Patients:

  • Children (7-12 years)
  • Teens (13-17 years)
  • Adults (18-64 years)
  • Elders (65+ years)

Modality:

  • Individuals

Faith Orientation:

  • Christian

Treatment Methods:

  • Acceptance and Commitment
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Cognitive Behavioral
  • Compassion focused
  • Crisis intervention
  • Culturally Sensitive/multicultural
  • Dialectical Behavioral
  • Eclectic
  • Faith-based Counseling
  • Person-centered
  • Play Therapy
  • Strength-based
  • Trauma focused / trauma informed