Kristen is the Founder & Executive Clinical Director of It’s Time Counseling and Life Coach Services. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with a specialization in Child and Adolescent Therapy.
Kristen earned a Post-Masters Child and Adolescent Counseling Specialization Certificate, a Master’s Degree in Counseling, and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Biology all from Oakland University. Her Post-Masters Certification in which she examined specialized assessment, prevention and intervention approaches to the developmental challenges appearing from the prenatal period through age seven and then from the age of seven through adolescence under the direction of Robert S. Fink, PhD. In 2017 Kristen was inducted into Theta Chapter Chi Sigma Iota International Academic & Professional Counseling Honor Society.
In addition to her work as a licensed clinician Kristen previously was a part of E- Community Outreach which services families in Oakland county offering, case management, virtual social groups, fitness mentoring, and workshops to promote overall well-being of the family as a unit.
Kristen enjoys researching different holistic remedies to everyday problems. She also enjoys spending time with her family, listening to music, trying out new GF & DF & Vegan recipes and physical training.
Kristen’s approach to counseling is built on the foundation of Person-Centered, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Reality, and Cognitive-Behavioral theoretical approaches. She believes that everyone is capable of self-direction and growth. In behavior modification, she strives for a relationship with each client that will foster growth. During sessions, she works to maintain an environment anchored in unconditional positive regard, empathy, and genuineness. She guides clients through the explorations of solutions already present within their lives to solve current challenges. She works with each client to explore how certain thoughts can produce negative or painful feelings and maladaptive behaviors. In partnership with the client she and he client will examine potential choices connected to their behavioral and life goal(s).
Her approach considers the whole client, her feelings, behaviors, thoughts, achievement, and beliefs. Techniques include talk therapy and expressive techniques, which integrate art, music, and written or spoken words into the session. She believes that utilizing problem-focused and goal-directed approaches will best the growth process as she and the client work together to develop, and implement personal, social, and career goals.