“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 and PTSD, substance abuse, first responders, self-esteem and self-sabotage, and relationship challenges.
By primarily using a psychodynamic and relational approach, Kristin works collaboratively with individuals to understand early life experiences and relationships with others in a nonjudgmental and supportive environment.
Kristin worked previously in the George Mason University Alcohol, Drug, and Health Education Office, working with students with problems related to drug and alcohol use. She also has experience working as a consultant with police departments and has personal connections to police department culture and issues with trauma in first responders. She has worked in various community mental health agencies working with adults who have serious mental illness, substance abuse issues and related 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, and also provided individual therapy.
Kristin is a licensed independent clinical social worker, having graduated with a master’s degree in the field of social work from George Mason University.
Kristin is currently in a two year 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.