As a counselor, Kristin strives first and foremost to create an atmosphere of warmth, kindness, and acceptance to help you as the client feel as comfortable as possible as you begin the counseling process, which can often feel scary or overwhelming. Her approach to counseling stems from the belief that we humans are social creatures who long to feel connected and supported by others in meaningful, nurturing relationships. It can be easy, especially in this day and age, to find ourselves feeling isolated and disconnected from others, or even from ourselves. Counseling can be a place to explore how previous experiences may have helped shape your life as it is today, and, ideally, will be a place of restoration and healing that helps you find your way back to healthy connection to yourself and others.
Kristin works individually with adults utilizing an approach that is person-centered, relational, and attachment-based. She is inspired by recent research in neurobiology and strives to incorporate attention to the physical body and nervous system in order to facilitate quicker healing. Additionally, she values flexibility and welcomes your feedback at any time about how to make the counseling experience better for you as a unique individual.
Kristin was born and raised in Bellingham and happy to be back after time spent living in Seattle and traveling and working temporarily in Montana, Utah, Texas, and Key West, Florida. She has worked previously as a housing case manager helping people transition from homelessness to housing, and as a caregiver/mentor for young adults with disabilities. Kristin has a B.A. in Philosophy from Western Washington University and is currently working towards an M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Antioch University. She enjoys hosting dinners and parties for friends and family, watching movies and plays, and camping in the San Juan Islands.
Monday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm & 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm