Hello! My name is Kristina Durene. I am a mental health counselor licensed in the state of Washington with approximately 11 years of experience working in the mental health field. Spending my life in church and around ministry as the daughter of a military chaplain, I have found great value in integrating faith with my work. As for my education, I attended a Christian university to major in psychology and later attended seminary to pursue a Master of Arts in Counseling. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, interpersonal and relationship issues, parenting and family problems, career challenges, and health and wellness challenges. I also have worked with many individuals who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. In addition I have both professional and lived experience working with military veterans and family members.
As I strive for authenticity in all my interactions with clients, my counseling style is warm and interactive. I am a firm believer that health is holistic and not one dimensional; that we are mind, body and spirit. As such, I will take an integrative approach that explores all areas of health as they may impact emotional, mental and spiritual health. I believe in treating each client with dignity, respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines faith-based, cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, and holistic and integrative therapies. I will tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your individual and specific needs. I am open and willing to partner with you in prayer, to utilize scripture and to encourage not only your personal growth but your spiritual growth as well.
I honor your courage to pursue a more fulfilling and joy-filled life and to take the first steps towards making those changes. If you are ready to take those steps I am here to support, encourage and empower you. It is my greatest joy to walk with clients as they come into alignment with who God has purposed and called to be.
I look forward to working with you!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Trauma and abuse
- Parenting issues
- Self esteem
I also have experience in Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, ADHD
LMHC #60922020 (Expires: 2020-12-28)
She's amazing! Very insightful, realistic, and wise.
Kristina understands me and my issues immediately, and knows exactly what is important for us to focus on. She is more than I even hoped for in a counselor.