Kirsten is a Professional Counselor who specializes in working with teens and adults experiencing anxiety, trauma, suicidal ideation, eating disorders, Highly Sensitive Persons (HSP), and self-esteem/body image. She also is experienced in working with the common issues of depression, mood and behavioral issues, transitions, etc. She enjoys providing a safe, creative space that empowers growth and self-awareness. Her goal as a therapist is to create a trusting relationship with her clients and to walk alongside them through their life narrative to help navigate hardships and flourish.
Kirsten has a passion for celebrating strengths in an individual’s life narrative. While competing at the collegiate level in cross country, she recognized the importance of cognitive flexibility for athletes. Alongside the physical training, it was important for an athlete to encourage positive self-talk, mental imagery, realistic goals, and to manage their emotions effectively which she also uses to train and counsel non-athletes of all ages. Before completing her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Mercer University, Kirsten gained experience at an adolescent residential, PHP, and IOP program for eating disorders.