Associate | LGMFT
“We don’t have to do all of it alone. We were never meant to.” – Brene Brown
Kristen is a Licensed Graduate Marriage and Family Therapist with an office in the Crofton area of Anne Arundel County. Kristen, or Kris, is a graduate of Argosy University with a Master’s degree in Professional Counseling, and a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy. She has worked with adults and teenagers as individuals, couples, and families. In every situation, Kristen has found the quote from Brene Brown to ring true; we are not meant to go through struggles alone, and it is the false belief that we should go through them alone that keeps us in pain, sad, fearful, and alone.
Relationships are difficult, whether with a child, a significant other, a co-worker, or with ourselves, and they are constantly changing and evolving whether we are ready for them to change or not. Kristen believes in helping people to work through the issues that are standing in the way of enjoying their best life. Given that Kristen has a background in both, Professional Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy, she uses a broad range of techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Structural Therapy, Guided Imagery, and Narrative Therapy. No matter which modality is employed the driving approach Kristen uses is a Person-Centered approach, which means that YOU are at the center of the goals and the direction of the therapy – it isn’t about me…it’s about you and what you need!
In her years of experience, Kristen has worked with a multi-cultured client base from various races, religions, and genders. She has helped children deal with impulse control issues, families adjust to stressors in the home, couples address infidelity and marital struggles, and helped many individuals deal with depression, shame, anxiety, bi-polar disorder, and stress management. Though Kristen does not impose her faith on any of her clients, she has also worked in pastoral care and is happy to work with clients who would like to keep God in their discussion.
Kristen has been in helping professions for 25 years. She is a Licensed Massage Therapist, and a Licensed Occupational Therapy Assistant, as well as her license in Marriage and Family Therapy. She believes in helping others to achieve their greatest level of freedom from pain possible and to realize peace and joy in their lives. In short, Kristen believes, there is no shame in seeking help and no better time to do it than now, after all, this is the only life you have, why go through it in pain?
Areas of Speciality:
- Relationship/Family issues
- Women’s body image
- School issues
- Pre-marriage/Marital Issues
- Conflict Resolution
- Stress Management
- Individual therapy: $120/hour
- Couple/family therapy: $140/hour
- Insurance Also Accepted: In-Network-Care-First BlueCross BlueShield, please see link for additional information on accepted insurance.
- Teletherapy Only
- Appointments available by request
- M-Th afternoons and evenings
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