Kristin is a Licensed Professional Counselor, through the State of Texas, with a passion for providing the utmost quality of mental health services to individuals ages 12 and older. Kristin received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a Minor in Education and Master of Science in Counseling Psychology degrees from Angelo State University. Kristin is a San Angelo native, having been born and raised in the town.
Kristin completed her Master’s graduate internship experience working with adults, adolescents, children, and families in an Emergency Shelter setting. In this capacity she worked with individuals and families by primarily focusing on improving the lives of victims of domestic violence through co-facilitating group therapy, and providing safety, education, advocacy, and support.
Kristin has provided counseling services to individuals recovering from trauma (PTSD), abuse, addiction, anxiety, depression, grief/loss, suicidal thinking, self-harm, poor communication skills, and self-esteem. She has received training in suicide prevention from Christine Padesky, Ph.D., renowned psychologist in the field of Cognitive Behavior Therapy, CPT for PTSD, TF-CBT for children and adolescents who are recovering from trauma, SMART Recovery for addictive behaviors, CBT-I&N for insomnia and nightmares, and multiple trainings for CBT treatment interventions.
Kristin primarily implements Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) treatment interventions in her practice to assist clients in overcoming and understanding their unhealthy or dysfunctional thought processes, with the goal of the client being in control of the way they feel. Kristin uses an eclectic approach, to better adapt to the unique needs of each specific individual.
Kristin’s clinical vision is to “develop a relationship based on trust, nonjudgmental acceptance, unconditional positive regard, warmth, empathy, genuineness, and clear, open communication with clients”. Kristin is passionate about empowering others to succeed and overcome adversity, all while recognizing their true potential.
Kristin has been with West Texas Counseling & Guidance since 2018 and is officed on the 6th floor of the Cactus Hotel.