Kristina Stuart, LPC, NCC

Kristina Stuart, LPC, NCC (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

National Board Certified

I work with a variety of clients to help facilitate change, acceptance, and compassion. I welcome the opportunity to work with you.

Client Status

not accepting clients

Contact

503-568-1395

909 SW St Clair Ave

Portland, 97205

At a Glance

Me

Rate: $150

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2005

Languages: English

Services

  • Individual
  • Teen

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Network
  • Cigna
  • MHN
  • PacificSource
  • Regence Blue Cross/Blue Shield

My Background and Approach

I have been working with individuals in the mental health field since 2005, beginning my journey working with children and adolescents in a variety of settings. I completed my internship at Washington County Corrections working with addictions and recovery, facilitating individual and group therapy in Seeking Safety and Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention models, and later provided adult outpatient therapy for a non-profit agency. I received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, and hold a Master of Art in Counseling Psychology. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy , DBT, and Mindfulness to help make fundamental changes in perspective and to help shift the way you view your personal experience. I also utilize EMDR to help alleviate distress related to past disturbing memories and trauma. I am amazed by how EMDR works and its effectiveness for not only trauma, but other areas such as depression, anxiety, and relationship problems.

My Values as a Therapist

I believe that everyone has the capacity towards achieving personal fulfillment. Together we can identify barriers in your life that are making this difficult to achieve. As your therapist I will provide guidance and support on your journey. I will work with you to create self-directed goals and allow a safe place to explore feelings, experiment with new perspectives about yourself, and accept challenges, all as part of the process of change.

Techniques I Use

Specialties

  • EMDR External link

    I have been fully trained and received certification in EMDR by Phillip Manfield. This therapeutic technique is a transformative way to heal both single incident and complex trauma, as well as depression and anxiety related issues, through adaptive resolution. Through EMDR, painful events and traumatic memories are reprocessed resulting in a decrease in distress and a reconstruction of negative beliefs.

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) External link

    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a structured therapeutic approach with emphasis on teaching skills to change thinking and behaviors that are getting in the way of mental health by working with cognitive restructuring and behavioral changes. CBT is an evidence-based and highly effective approach to counseling and was the basis of my graduate education.

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