Licensed Professional Counselor
MA, LPC, NCC
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a private practice in downtown Portland. I work with couples & adults. In my practice, I specialize in a wide range of Women's Issues including Infertility, Postpartum Couples, Childfree Women, Female Entrepreneurs, Mother/Daughter Relationships, & more.
5300 SE Foster Rd
Provides free initial consultation
Provides telehealth services
Practicing Since: 2014
I specialize in working with women. In my practice, I am consistently looking at my client’s experience through the feminist lens. From this perspective I work collaboratively with my clients to allow for a more balanced, accepting, and self-compassionate experience of themselves.
Bringing mindfulness into one's life can lead to profound change. As a result, I aim to integrate mindfulness into my clinical work in a variety of ways. This intention is supported by two years of advanced professional training in Mindfulness & Behavior therapies. In addition to my professional experience, I maintain a personal meditation and yoga practice.
I am trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy and use this orientation to inform my work with individuals and couples. Emotions are central to the human experience. By being aware of and expressing our emotions we can more deeply understand ourselves. Deeper self-understanding gives way for more authentic self-expression.
In 2015 I completed a year-long training and consultation group focused on perinatal/postpartum mood and anxiety disorders. I approach this work from a holistic perspective, collaborating with you to identify the multiple factors that contribute to your wellbeing during and after pregnancy.
I focus on women’s issues including perinatal mental health. This may include emotional and psychological changes during pregnancy or as you try to conceive. In our work I will take into consideration the many factors—hormones, your environment, social support, family of origin issues— that contribute to your wellbeing.
Therapy isn’t solely for those in crisis or pain. If you feel a pull to expand, to transform, to grow, we can work together to explore the opportunities ahead of you. I have trained in a variety of treatment orientations related to personal growth. Be it behavioral, spiritual, or mental growth you are seeking, we will work together to identify blocks to growth and to expand possibilities.
I have extensive training in Emotionally Focused Therapy, a structured approach to couples therapy anchored in the science of attachment and bonding. Through this lens we will work to create a secure foundation as you enter into a new phase of your relationship.
I have dedicated my practice to working with a variety of women’s issues including perfectionism, work-other-self balance, fertility issues, romantic relationships, mother/daughter relationships, and coping with experiences of sexual abuse.
Kristen Genzano has not posted any group sessions.
Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) is a common experience for the majority of women. According to Dr. Christiane Northrup, 60% of women suffer from PMS. PMDD is considered an extension of PMS that leaves women who suffer from it unable to function in their day-to-day life.
A woman’s mind, body, and spirit change when she becomes pregnant. Statistics suggest that 15%-20% of women report symptoms of depression during or after pregnancy. Not to mention postpartum depression is often unreported. The number of women who suffer from postpartum depression is likely significantly higher.