Hi, I’m Kristen. I believe therapy is an opportunity to grow and transform psychologically, emotionally, spiritually, and physically. I strive to provide a safe, nurturing, and supportive environment that is free of judgment. I believe deeply in the inherent worth of each person and I am a culturally humble clinician who is respectful of my client’s beliefs.
I work from a psychodynamic/object relations framework and use many CBT based interventions to help my clients develop more adaptive coping skills, learn how to challenge and reframe negative thoughts, and explore and discover the source of their harmful beliefs. As a clinician, I believe my clients are the experts of their own lives, and it is my job to support, guide, and make recommendations, but ultimately this is their journey. Through this collaborative process, the client can learn how to take on more challenging aspects of their lives while enhancing their strengths.
Kristen works with:
- Age Groups Including: Teens, Adults
- Communities Including: Parents, Families, L GBTQ+, Multicultural Communities
- Parenting Concerns
- Gender Issues
- Sexual Orientation Issues
- Trauma, Including Racial Trauma
- Body Image
Kristen can accept self-pay clients & is awaiting insurance paneling TBD
Kristen is accepting new clients at this time. She holds licensure in & can see clients from the following states: Connecticut & Maryland. To book an appointment with Kristen, contact us here.
Kristen Gayle, LCPC, LPC, attended Pace University for her undergraduate education and received her Master’s degree at Seton Hall University. She completed her Doctoral degree in Psychology at Howard University.