Kristine Sims

Therapist

As a therapist, I am interested in helping people find a way to thrive in life and not just survive. I love helping people make lemonade with the lemon’s life has thrown at them. I create a confidential, judgment-free space where clients can be vulnerable and open to talk about life stressors and difficulties.

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LCSWC


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May 2021 Graduated with LCSW


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As a therapist, I am interested in helping people find a way to thrive in life and not just survive. I love helping people make lemonade with the lemon’s life has thrown at them. I create a confidential, judgment-free space where clients can be vulnerable and open to talk about life stressors and difficulties. I work with my clients to craft a space where they can grow, and learn tools and skills to incorporate into their lives over the long term to help navigate life challenges and transitions.

As a therapist of color, I focus on working with my clients of color to process the impact of being a POC in America today, and to explore how they can navigate the world while being unapologetically and authentically themselves within the multiple systems they incorporate and live within. While I believe therapy can be brief, it can also be a lengthy process that requires time and patience.  I meet the client where they are, and collaborate with them through the entire process, however long that takes.  I use an eclectic approach to treatment to make sure the client gets their needs met.

A few of the modalities I use are cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness techniques, motivational interviewing, (MI), person-centered, positive psychology, and strength-based approaches. While using different approaches a few areas of focus I work with include anxiety, depression, parenting, life transitions, racial trauma, racial identity, complex trauma, and social injustices.

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My motto is “compassion and not judgment.”  Meditating on this reminds me daily to look deeper within myself and the situations I face.  It allows me to be more understanding of others’ situations and decisions as well.  I believe we are all just a tragedy, bad decision, life-changing event away from “losing focus” and needing additional help navigating the difficult times. I want to help individuals and families, especially individuals and families of color, facilitate change through individual change, familial change, and social justice change. I use many different approaches in session as everyone has different needs. With a collaborative, holistic, client-centered approach, my clients will be able to make and met goals to help them create a life where they are thriving and present.  

I use many modalities to include cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness techniques, motivational interviewing, (MI), person-centered, positive psychology, and strength-based approaches.

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