Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Psychiatric-Mental Health
Kristen has worked in psychiatric nursing for seven years and graduated with her advanced practice nursing degree from the University of South Alabama. Kristen uses a trauma-informed approach to mental health that includes both medication management and psychotherapy. Kristen employs a Health at Every Size philosophy that prioritizes whole person wellness above a weight-centric perspective. In Kristen’s practice, the client is at the helm of choosing what issues to work on. A holistic approach is favored over cookie-cutter or one-size-fits-all formulas. Kristen’s practice focuses on depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, bipolar disorders, and trauma.
Kristen strives to understand the person in their present state and identify the root cause of distress in their life. She believes that everyone in the healing profession should undergo their own journey of self-exploration, to better understand the people they’re treating.
As most people today are touched by mental health struggles, whether it be their own or their loved ones, we can use those experiences to learn to ground spiritually and mentally. Kristen is here to help facilitate that process of healing and we are looking forward to having her on our team.