Grief & loss | PTSD | alcohol & drug counselor | Directions Counseling

More About Kristin – MA, LPCC

Kristin is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Ashland Theological Seminary. She also has advanced training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to treat trauma and she is a Certified Integrative Mental Health Professional (CIMHP). Kristin listens and discusses the individual’s goals for therapy using primarily a family-systems or person-centered therapeutic approach. Counseling sessions may be focused on understanding oneself through thoughtful and challenging questions and assessments, wrestling with roadblocks such as anger, resentment or grief and replacing negative thought processes through Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). Kristin also uses experiential therapies such as Mindfulness, body relaxation and Sand Tray, which focus on relieving psychological and physical stress. 

Raised in a multi-cultural family, and having lived and worked overseas, Kristin enjoys the richness of working with a variety of ages, personalities and cultures. Prior to counseling, Kristin spent 12 years as a small business owner and 25 years in pastoral work. A firm believer in treating the whole person, she uses her training and life experiences to coach individuals who are challenged to balance work, family, health and self-care.  She is encouraged by the work of her clients and the positive changes they experience as a result of facing and processing past trauma, life changes, or major transitions.  Her patient nature and desire to ensure that each person feels heard and respected motivates her to create an environment of encouragement and hope where individuals and families can reach their full potential.

Kristin provides secure video sessions for clients who request service from a remote location. She is on the following insurance panels: OhioHealthy Optima, Medical Mutual, Cigna, Aetna, and Ohio Health Connect.

Specialties

Associations

American Association of Christian Counselors

Education

Master of Arts, Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Ashland Theological Seminary