Kristi is passionate about providing a safe, accepting, and understanding space to help you navigate, heal, and grow through the struggles of life. Once you’ve identified what you want to get out of therapy, she enjoys taking an insight-oriented approach to explore and understand the dynamics, experiences, and patterns that have led to you to the present moment, combined with skills-based approaches (DBT, CBT, ACT) to equip you with the tools useful to live a valued, meaningful life. You will partner and collaborate every step of the way so that you don’t feel like you’re going it alone.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Chronic illness - Receiving a diagnosis; adjusting to lifestyle and medication changes; coping with related changes in mood, emotions, and relationships; managing symptoms and stress
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) - Reducing unwanted intrusive thoughts and rituals by gradually building comfort and confidence facing difficult fears, thoughts, and emotions
Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Florida: MT 2612