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Hi, and thanks for being here.

Welcome! I’m Kristen (she/her).

I believe therapy offers opportunities for growth, connection, and a deeper understanding of our relationships with self and others. Our stories are complex, unique, important, and at times, difficult to make sense of. It can be useful to have a non-judgmental and compassionate place to be seen and heard in our fear, confusion, and wonderings. We are all deserving of a healing space, where we are invited into a deeper and fuller understanding of who we are.

Being a therapist is a source of deep joy and meaning in my life. I approach this work with immense gratitude to and for each of my clients, working to create a foundation of trust, respect, compassion, and safety. We will explore what it could be like to feel safer and more at home with yourself, in your body, and in your relationships. I believe everyone has the ability to pursue and experience healing in the right environment and with necessary support.

I received my training at Western Washington University, where I earned my Masters in Mental Health Counseling in 2017. I have over eight years of experience working with diverse clientele in a variety of settings: as a counselor in community mental health agencies and private practice, and as an advocate working with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

My posture in therapy is trauma-informed and I work with an anti-oppression and intersectional lens. My practice is affirming to LGBTQIA+ folks and I welcome clients of all belief systems. I believe it is important to approach therapy holistically, acknowledging and exploring your unique emotional, physical, spiritual, and relational needs.

I hold a posture of deep compassion, curiosity, and humor in and outside of my therapy office. In my personal time, I enjoy gardening, reading, and spending time with my loved ones, including my partner and my little pup, Fred. Against all odds, I remain a passionate Seattle Mariners fan. I can often be found sipping coffee with a good book.

Thank you for being here. I look forward to hearing from you.