“I want to partner with you to identify your strengths and help you achieve personal growth through exploration and curiosity about the root causes behind your behaviors.”
Kristin specializes in working with trauma, substance use, first responders, self-esteem, and relationship challenges.
Kristin works collaboratively with individuals to understand early life experiences and relationships with others in a nonjudgmental environment.
Kristin worked in the George Mason University Alcohol, Drug, and Health Education Office with students with problems related to drug and alcohol use. She also worked as a consultant with police departments and has personal connections to trauma in first responders.
She has worked with adults who have serious mental illness, substance abuse issues and environmental challenges. Most recently, she was an intake specialist at Green Door Behavioral Health, developing a deep understanding of the connection between personal history, environmental surroundings and mental health symptoms.
Kristin has written about a variety of mental health topics, including “How To Support A Partner Who Is Struggling With Their Mental Health.”
Kristin graduated with a master’s degree in social work from George Mason University.
Kristin is currently in a psychodynamic therapy certificate program at the Washington School of Psychiatry. The program provides extensive training in different topics in psychodynamic theory, as well as different methods of engaging with clients.
For more information, to schedule an appointment, or to contact Kristin directly, she can be reached at 202-265-1000 x120, or via email. You can also schedule a free consultation with any of Viva’s highly experienced, licensed therapists here.