About Kristin

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Austin, Texas. In the therapy room, people experience me as relaxed, openhearted and open to laughter. 

Please contact me at 512-337-4941 for a free phone consultation or to set up an appointment.

For more information , please visit the About page. 

 

 

What's wrong with me?!

We all experience situational stress on and off during our life. Family struggles, work issues and financial strains can put a great deal of stress on a person.

When we experience a struggle, often times people feel alone, isolated, sad and lost. It's not to say that there is something actually wrong with you but it can feel that way if you are comparing yourself to others, which people often do. Sometimes people feel that because of their past, they aren't 'normal'. This kind of thinking can actually contribute to feeling anxious or depressed. When we really begin to explore our thinking process, we can see how beliefs or ideas of self can be destructive and begin to change our thinking patterns through self-compassion, validation and mindfulness.

Using mindfulness and a type of therapy called Dialectical Behavior Therapy along with other techniques, we will work on identifying your maladaptive coping skills and thinking patterns that are no longer effective and replace them with new, healthier habits.

Stress can also be attributed to unaddressed emotional trauma. I have worked with a variety of clients but more specifically those who have experienced emotional trauma. Emotional trauma can impact every aspect of a persons life. Emotional trauma that has not been addressed can manifest as anxiety, depression, panic attacks, sleep disturbances, and relationship problems.

Types of trauma include the following:

  • Community and School Violence
  • Domestic Violence
  • Early Childhood Trauma
  • Neglect
  • Physical Abuse
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Terrorism
  • Traumatic Grief

If you have experienced any type of trauma and it has not been addressed, regardless of when it happened, it is likely what is causing the stress in your life. Processing through the trauma can help ease your emotional and physical symptoms.

Please contact me at (512) 337-4941 for more information or to set up an appointment.