Background and Experience
Kristen was born and raised in Garland, Texas. She works with adolescents, adults, geriatrics, couples and families. She has experience working at many of the local psychiatric hospitals and chemical dependency treatment centers. Kristen has experience working with depression, mood disorders, dual diagnosis, anxiety, addiction, gambling addiction, eating disorders and negative coping skills. She will motivate the client to find the best coping strategies and counseling approaches for their unique issues.
Throughout my time as a social worker, I have enjoyed figuring out the pieces to the puzzle. I like to help my clients focus on finding out what works for them and using this knowledge to excel. I am solution-focused and utilize motivational interviewing for the client to figure out the best path for them. This serves to pinpoint and utilize each individual's strengths to develop better coping skills.
Education and Training
Kristen received her Bachelor’s of Social Work from University of Texas at Arlington. She continued on to earn her Master’s of Social Work from Texas A&M Commerce, where she also serves as an adjunct professor. Kristen has been a licensed social worker for many years and specializes in addiction and mental health. She gained her experience working at many of the local psychiatric hospitals and inpatient treatment centers.
Kristen is in the office on Fridays and Sundays.
Session fees start at $130 and can be lowered based on a sliding scale.
To schedule with Kristen or any of our other therapists, call us today at 469-342-3468!