Kristin earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Planning, Public Policy, and Management, with a focus on Non-Profit Management from the University of Oregon. She earned her Master of Arts in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling in 2023 from George Fox University. She is also a member of the Association for Play Therapy and pursuing her Registered Play Therapist credential.
I have served professionally in ministry and non-profit organizations. Primarily, I was a campus minister with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship at Lewis & Clark, Portland State, and Willamette University over the course of seven years. Discipleship, leadership development, manuscript study, prayer, and cross-cultural ministry were components of my work with college students.
I strive to create an empathetic and accepting space for individuals, couples, and families to work towards the health and wholeness that they are seeking. I ground my work in the foundation of Attachment Theory and a systemic theoretical orientation (meaning, we all have an impact on each other in a family or community system), Satir Transformational Systemic Therapy, and employ other experiential therapy modalities. I work from a person-centered and emotion-focused approach, utilizing talk, play, and art therapy.
I am interested in creating space for individuals, couples, and families to heal. I believe that finding healing and wholeness can be profoundly impactful within families, shaping a better world for future generations. I also believe that children are resilient and--while life is challenging--they have the resources within them to thrive. I acknowledge that therapy can be difficult, and that it is ultimately your responsibility to create the change you are seeking. My hope is to support the work towards wholeness that you, you and your partner, or you and your family are working towards.
Kristin provides in person sessions in Wilsonville, OR as well as telehealth sessions for clients residing in Oregon.