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 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.
You can reach Kristin via email.
First Meeting Documents
In preparation for the first visit, you will be asked to fill out the following forms:
Each of our Clinical Associates is a licensed practitioner. As required by licensure, treatment under a licensed practitioner is confidential. This form explains limitations to that confidentiality required by licensure. It also outlines the collaborative nature of the therapeutic relationship and co-responsibility for treatment outcomes.
Financial Agreement This form outlines The Viva Center’s financial policies. Here at Viva, we offer special accommodations to assist with cash flow and to simplify payments. As a professional courtesy, clients opting to pay with a credit card are not billed until the end of the month, although fees are technically due at the time of service. This allows time for insurance to send reimbursement closer to the time of payment.
This form serves 2 purposes: It helps to capture the baseline experience when beginning treatment, allowing for an opportunity to take stock of current status. It also helps the clinician gather important background information without taking extra time in the first session. The first page of this form is required, and the others are supplemental. It is fine to exercise the decision to leave out any areas of the form. Please keep in mind any areas elected not to be disclosed at this time may be relevant to treatment outcomes.
Credit Card Authorization Form
This form is only required if electing to use a credit card to pay for services. Conveniently, this form only needs to be filled out once and is stored securely. Payment with cash or checks is also accepted.