Licensed Professional Counselor Associate
Kristi is a people person and has worked toward understanding people and empowering them to achieve their personal goals. Helping adolescents find their true selves beyond anxiety and depression is a passion for Kristi, as is assisting teens with their social skill development in a world that has replaced face to face human interaction with screens. Her approach to counseling is tailored to each individual client. She is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), a mode of treatment originally designed to treat trauma but has now been found to be effective for most mental health issues. Helping clients find peace, happiness, and reaching their goals is her focus. She uses a variety of resources including laughter, mindfulness, education, and understanding. Kristi also has a long work history in human resources and recruitment, specializing in recruiting nurses and medical staff.
She even made it into some nursing magazines and spoke at graduation for Mercy School of Nursing. After 16 years in that role, she decided to pursue her original desire to work in the mental health field and completed her Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 2014. During her educational program, Kristi completed her internship and practicum in a day treatment program for at-risk youth.
During her time working with day treatment clients, Kristi gained invaluable experience working with children with an array of mental health issues from Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Depression, to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). While Kristi has also worked in outpatient settings with adults, adolescents, and children, she has found that she most loves to work primarily with adolescents ages 12+, families, and young adults. Kristi has been married for over 20 years to her college sweetheart and is the proud parent of a teen girl. Kristi enjoys spending time with her family, friends and two dogs. She also enjoys reading and traveling.