I specialize in working with adults who struggle with past emotional pain and trauma which can result in relational problems, issues around body-image and self-esteem, emotional overwhelm, mood disorders, anxiety, personality disorders, and other life problems.
I provide clients with compassionate, holistic psychotherapy. My approach to therapy is collaborative, strengths-based, and non-judgemental. Our work together depends on you, who you are, and what you want and need. My approach to therapy incorporates mindfulness-based modalities, which means we hold a present focus to our treatment. My primary modality is Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, although I am also heavily informed by, and incorporate interventions from Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Radically Open DBT (RO-DBT) Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Humanistic Psychology, Attachment Theory, Interpersonal Neurobiology, and Ecopsychology, among others. For more about these modalities, along with other styles of mental health treatment, click here.
Most importantly, however, research has shown that regardless of the philosophy and clinical orientation of a therapist, what really matters for therapy to be effective is the relationship. Because of this, I aim to create a safe place where you can:
Services are only available online at this time.
*Finding the right therapist for you is of the utmost importance. Because of this, I offer a free initial consultation session in which we can meet, and you can ask any questions you might have about my process.
** I believe that everyone should have access to quality mental health care regardless of income. Because of this, I offer a sliding fee scale for non-insurance payment based on need, income, and availability. A sliding scale for groups may also be available. Please contact me for further details.
If you would like to become a client, please complete my secure appointment request form.
Please note that due to a high volume of calls/emails, I may not be able to return your call if you are not a current client.
Kristine Nystrom, LPC, LMHCOnline therapy across Oregon and Washington