Kristen enjoys working with children and specializes in working with children ages 0 to 10 and their families. She works with infants, young children, and their families to help overcome challenges with adjustment problems, exposure to trauma, anxiety, depression, and bonding and attachment. This is done by learning about infant and child development, developing social and coping skills, and bonding, play, art, and sensory activities.
Kristen has nine years of experience engaging in mental health therapy with children using techniques such as play therapy, sand tray therapy, art therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy. She believes in working with children at their level of needs and understanding. She has worked with children and their families, children in foster care, and adopted children and children in the process of being adopted. She is certified in the use of the DC:0-5: Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Development Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood, is trained in infant mental health, and has completed the Certification Program for Adoption Competent Mental Health Professionals. Kristen is also an active member of the Florida Association for Infant Mental Health.
Kristen received her Bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Connecticut and her Master’s degree in social work from the University of South Florida.
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Fees: $150 per session