Therapy can be hard! And awkward. And vulnerable. It’s crucial that you feel seen, safe, and respected by your therapist and I’m here to bring in some levity and play to help us do the hard work. It’s important to me that you feel like an active participant and collaborator in the therapy process. Human beings are made up of all types of different stories; stories we tell others, stories we tell ourselves, some stories that are handed to us by the world without any of our say at all! Together, we can explore and learn more about the stories that make up your life and maybe write new ones!I want to build an authentic relationship on transparency, humour, compassion and curiosity. We’ll look at your goals, make space for difficult emotions, and explore different strategies to help bring you to a place that feels more in line with you – at whatever pace is right for you.I have experience working with post-secondary students, teenagers, and adults. I’m experienced working with survivors of sexual violence, anxiety, depression, life transitions, self-worth, diet culture, and other various mental health concerns. Wherever you are in your healing or hurting, I’d be honoured to meet you. Reach out for a free consultation today!
Areas of Practice:
Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Trauma, Addictions, Body Image, Self Esteem, Family of origin, Sexual Trauma, ADHD, Workplace stress, Health Anxiety, Diet culture, Imposter Syndrome, Perfectionism, Childhood Trauma LGBTQ+/identity/sexuality concerns, Divorce, Spirituality, Codependency PTSD, Borderline personality disorder, Bipolar, stress/burnout, social anxiety, Incestual sexual trauma, Executive functioning, Life transitions and Anger Management
Populations: Adolescents, University Students, Young professionals, Adults, LGBTQ+
Kristin has worked in various support roles for 10 years, with a special focus on post-secondary students and survivors of sexual violence. Kristin has a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology and English from Bishop’s University and a Masters degree from Carleton University in Social Work. She is a registered social worker in both BC and Ontario. Kristin has spent over 4 years working in residence life and student affairs, doing crisis intervention and student support. She has also over 9 years in consent education and sexual violence response and prevention. Kristin values lifelong learning, social justice, community, and works hard to explore new techniques to adapt to the unique needs of her clients. Kristin trains in Narrative Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, and polyvagal theory, but highlights adaptability as a key component of her approach.