Kristen is a graduate of the clinical psychology doctoral program at Spalding University. Her practicum experiences include working with middle and high-school students in the JCPS school system, guiding and supporting college students at Indiana University Southeast, and offering biofeedback, relaxation training and other integrated health psychology services at a behavioral health psychology practice. She completed her doctoral internship with Compass serving a variety of clients. She enjoys working with both adults and young adults who are searching- searching for help in life transitions, for guidance to manage anxiety or depression, for assistance with interpersonal and communication problems, or for a better understanding of who they are in this world. She has a special interest in the interaction between physical and mental health, especially as they apply to chronic health issues and women’s health. She collaborates with clients to help them learn adaptive skills so they can make decisions which will enable them to live a life that is personally meaningful and enriching. Life is constantly changing and challenging us. Sometimes it is nice to have help navigating the journey. She feels privileged to be a part of a the profession of psychology.
Prior to pursuing the field of psychology, Kristen was a high school integrated science teacher and stay-at-home mother, both of which influence her therapy work. She has two beautiful, quickly maturing, girls who teach her something new everyday- lessons both enjoyable and hard. She adopted a shepadoodle who was deemed too anxious to be service dog, but she isn’t going to give up hope just yet. When not working or parenting she loves to read, eat, attempt creative projects, and laugh.