Working with me you can expect to be supported and challenged through tough transitions. I offer a culturally competent approach, and multiple practice strategies, all within a safe space to share. Kids, teens, and young adults often appreciate having the space to be real and transparent with someone outside of family and friends. I love to utilize games, toys, and activities that create connection and build empowerment. I have always had a passion for working with young people. I have a strong belief that given the appropriate tools and support, each child can and deserves to succeed. Transitions through middle school, high school and young adulthood comes with many challenges and I love to partner with kids and teens in finding ways to live boldly, authentically, and with confidence.
My work spans from early childhood social skills and trauma work through teenage and young adult behavioral and academic support. I spent several years working specifically with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental disabilities. I have worked in a variety of settings including public and private schools, community mental health centers, nonprofit academic enrichment programs, and private practice.
Becoming a mother to two children, I have gained a deeper understanding and appreciation for what parents want for their children. Outside of work, I enjoy exploring the outdoors with my husband and daughter, which typically means hiking in the summer and skiing in the winter! I grew up primarily in Evergreen, but moved around a bit, both within the state and around the country. My experiences living in different places also fuel my passion for traveling.
I am a Licensed Social Worker (LSW). I offer teletherapy for clients within Colorado and office appointments for children, teens, and adults in Parker, CO.
Kristy can accept some insturances as in-network, including: