Working under the supervision of
Brittany Boveé Schwartz, LCSW
Hi I’m Kristen! I am an associate marriage and family therapist passionate about supporting neurodivergent children, teens, young adults, and their families. I strive to help individuals and their families build upon their strengths and learn new strategies not just to better cope with the challenges they face, but to thrive in a world that is not always built for their success. Being neurodivergent myself, it is important to me to create a safe and supportive space that champions you to be your authentic self. I bring my authentic self to sessions too, which can best be described as warm, humorous, playful, honest, supportive, collaborative, and engaging.
I come from a developmental, individual differences, relationship-based (DIR) approach to therapy. While there is much to describe about this approach and what our sessions may look like, in short: I am meeting you where you are in your life, I respect and support you for who you are and how you make meaning in your life, I value exploring and strengthening the relationships you have with yourself, loved ones, and this world, and every therapy session is unique and is tailored to you and your family’s specific needs. I believe in the power of play to support emotional exploration and expression, connection, and communication. Sessions include mutually enjoyable activities that are tailored to you and your family’s interests.
I also provide support with self-advocacy, such as accessing community resources as well as navigating individualized education plans (IEPs) and collaborating with educational staff to ensure proper support in the school systems.
Currently, I provide sessions through telehealth. Your chosen therapist and therapy itself are not one size fits all. Please reach out to me to set up a free 20-minute consultation to see if I’m the right fit to join you on your journey.