Kristen Perkins, LPC
The Dalai Lama said it perfectly, “There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done, one is called yesterday and one is called tomorrow.”
Throughout my years in practice I have worked with many individuals that are struggling with a variety of mental health concerns as well as psychosocial concerns, and my role is to assist you in being more connected with yourself as well as being able to be more in control of your emotions, and if not, how to be in better control of those emotions and of your mental health.
I have worked with the adult population ranging from young adult to geriatric focusing on areas such as anxiety, depression, trauma, grief/loss, LQBTQ. I will always meet you at your level, and my overall goal is to listen and provide coping skills for your toolbox. We will also work on other beneficial tools in the therapeutic process that will promote healing and change. Healing and change are necessary for growth to occur.
My specific treatment modalities are often a mix of CBT, Mindfulness, and Motivational Interviewing, as well as a mix of various other modalities. Based on my therapy style I try to utilize these treatment styles to meet the needs of the person I am treating. I will always discuss a variety of alternative holistic methods, especially topics like aromatherapy and nature. I love nature and grounding techniques. I love to share how the two can be utilized to improve our overall functioning.
I am a military veteran, and am aware of the stigma associated with mental health in the military. I understand how important it is to be able to feel comfortable communicating our specific needs. My military cultural competence will assist in helping those in the military with significant life transitions.
In regards to life transitions in general, I am aware of issues related to chronic pain, and loss. My goal as a therapist is to simply aid you in helping you heal, and to help you connect mind, body and soul.