Kristine works with adolescents, adults, and couples. Navigating life can be difficult. Therapy is a way to gain insight into our troubles so we can make more meaningful decisions about our responses to difficult situations.
We often get stuck in the same type of problems over and over because we are not paying attention to ourselves or maybe we don’t understand ourselves. Therapy helps us bridge the gaps between our past, present, and future. It allows our future to be a healthier place. Therapy can also help ease the impact of past events, so we can move forward.
Kristine practices psychodynamic psychotherapy while pulling in the ideas of several other types of therapies like mindfulness, strengths perspective, family systems, cognitive behavioral therapy, and many others.
Kristine is a graduate of The University of Kansas with Bachelors (‘91) and Masters (’97) degrees in Social Welfare. She has held licenses at the Bachelors, Masters and Clinical levels of Social Work and has been licensed in 3 states, including Florida, where she is currently licensed.
She is a graduate of the Tampa Bay Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program and currently attends training at the Contemporary Institute in Sarasota, Florida on a monthly basis. She is also continuing her training in the Gottman Method for working with couples. Education, Training, and Experience are critical in the development of a great therapist.
Kristine continues to train at the advanced levels because she is committed to being a life long learner and to being a great therapist.
Licensed Social Work Experience
Kristine has been a Licensed Social Worker since 1991. In the past 28 years, she has worked in both the public and private sectors.
She has worked with families in crisis through child protective services in the Midwest. She assisted children and families involved in foster care, adoption, and family preservation programs.
She also provided community-based services to individuals with developmental disabilities, aged persons and teenagers and adults and couples in committed relationships.
She has taught Social Work courses at the bachelors and masters levels and has also provided supervision to Social Workers seeking licensure.
All of her past work experiences have led her to a point of believing healthy relationships are the key to having a healthy life.