Kirsten Christenson, MSW, LICSW joined the clinic in 2020 and is a Telehealth Therapist. Kirsten can see clients via telehealth who live anywhere in the state of Minnesota. Kirsten enjoys working with individual adults and teens 16 years and older. She has a special place in her heart for working with the perinatal population after having experienced and survived anxiety and depression during and after each of her pregnancies.
Her areas of focus include perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (pregnancy/post-partum), anxiety, depression/mood disorders, suicidal ideation, self-injurious behaviors, self-esteem issues, stress management, life transitions, family conflict, parenting challenges, parenting skills, work-life balance, relationship issues, family of origin issues, chronic illnesses, and women's issues. Kirsten has specialty training in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) and Brainspotting for trauma.
Kirsten understands how intimidating and overwhelming it can be to walk in and "bare your soul" to a stranger. She believes that finding a therapist you feel comfortable with and that you feel a connection to is crucial to a positive therapy experience. Kirsten believes in meeting people where they are at and that by doing so she is empowering them to guide their own healing and recovery. Her approach to therapy is from an intuitive and strengths-based perspective that is centered around helping clients feel respected, valued, and understood. Kirsten identifies as a highly sensitive person and an empath and enjoys supporting other highly sensitive people learning to balance/navigate/survive in this world that is full of stimulation.
Kirsten has an undergraduate degree in Human Services from Metropolitan State University and a Masters Degree in Social Work from St. Catherin University and the University of St. Thomas. Kirsten is a Minnesota Social Work Board Approved Supervisor.
Kirsten currently has limited availability for new clients.
Kirsten's direct phone number: 651-362-0440
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