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Kristien Hollingsworth

Kristien Hollingsworth


18 years of experience

Do you feel like depression and anxiety are only getting harder to cope with as you get older? Do you feel stressed, overwhelmed, fatigued, and irritable on a regular basis? Do you keep yourself busy and distracted during the day only to feel the most anxiety, racing thoughts, and panic at night when you lie down? If so, I am here to help! I offer a variety of tools including self-regulation, meditation, mindfulness, CBT, belief systems analysis, strengths-based and solution-focused approaches. I have over 18 years of experience. I am licensed to practice in 6 states. Arizona, Florida, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, and Texas. I offer WEEKEND availability! FREE workbook resources to support yourself or a friend! -------------------------------------------------------------------- (The workbooks include the topics of anxiety, assertiveness, appearance concerns, bipolar, body dysmorphia, depression, disordered eating, health anxiety, panic, perfectionism, procrastination, self-compassion, self-esteem, sleep, social anxiety, tolerating distress, and worry and rumination. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- For those members who are part of the ***LGBTQIA2S+ community, BIPOC, and the Pagan/ Magickal/ New Age/ Alternative Healer/ Spiritualist/ Agnostic or Atheist community this is a safe, accepting, and open space***

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

Most people I treat have anxiety, panic, depression, lack of motivation, PTSD, trauma history, fear or abandonment, rejection, being seen as a fraud, a failure, and not feeling worthy or good enough. Self-regulation helps reduce and stop many of these beliefs and feelings. If you are experiencing symptoms of anxiety, panic, fear, worry and concern, or suicidal ideations (FLIGHT). Feeling frustration, irritation, anger, rage, homicidal ideations (FIGHT) Felling Helplessness, Depression, Disassociation, numbness, shame, shut-down, hopelessness, prepared for death, trapped (FREEZE) These symptoms are often indicators your body is not self-regulated and your survival response has been activated. I know that by becoming a "wet noodle in your muscle body" you will train yourself to deactivate your survival response in situation in which you are not in actual danger. The actual danger would be getting chased by a lioness!! Then let's begin emotional processing throughout our time together in a regulated body so that we can make real progress.

What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?

I utilize classical Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques, and sprinkle in some somatic, solution-focused, mindfulness, motivational interviewing, and strengths based approaches as well. I tend to focus on self regulation throughout treatment. The techniques of self regulation alone can often resolve many issues people are facing at their core level simply by using these techniques on a regular basis. IMPORTANT!! The videos I have attached below are on self-regulation. Even if I am not the right fit for you, maybe sharing this new skill can change your life or someone you care about profoundly. Tools for Hope (Part II): Self-Regulation (start here) Tools for Hope (Part I): Perceived Threat & The ANS

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

I am a good listener. I am empathetic and compassionate. My approach is honest and direct. I like to use a lot of visual resources (sent via email) so that members have resources to watch or listen to when they might be having a hard day or to just add want to add more tools to their tool belt. The majority of my clients are struggling with anxiety, panic attacks, anxiety attacks, grief, loss, depression, PTSD, perfectionism, procrastination, self-esteem, trauma, lack of motivation, not feeling good enough, fear of abandonment or rejection, and avoidance of painful or uncomfortable emotions. For those members who are part of the ***LGBTQIA2S+ community, BIPOC, and the Pagan/ Magickal/ New Age/ Alternative Healer/ Spiritualist community this is a safe, accepting, and open space***

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