Kristin Atkinson, MS, LPC-Intern
Supervised by M. Michelle Hawn, MA, LPC-S
“Awakening begins when a man realizes that he is going nowhere and does not know where to go.”
– G.I. Gurdieff
The process of growth and change can be hard, uncomfortable, and often illusive. However, I have learned that meaningful transformation is possible, that the human spirit is resilient, and that the effort is worth the reward. I specialize in working with adults and couples who are feeling stuck and who are searching for a change. I am passionate about helping my clients to awaken their innate ability to live full, vibrant, and connected lives.
My approach to therapy is trauma-informed and grounded in neuroscience and attachment theory. I nurture a sense of agency and empowerment in my clients by providing compassionate support, a non-judgmental space for exploration, and valuable information about how our brains, bodies, and relationships work. I integrate mindfulness, body-based interventions, and parts work into my sessions to address trauma, foster safety, and alleviate anxiety and depression. I also incorporate therapeutic expressive arts for those interested in alternative and complimentary approaches to talk-therapy.
With client approval, my therapy dog-in-training, Penny, often joins me in session to offer her gift of grounding presence (and cuddles). Penny is a 4 year-old miniature goldendoodle currently training to volunteer in various therapeutic settings.
I received my Master of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling from Southern Methodist University in Dallas. During that time, my interests in mental health and wellness grew into a profound passion. I am deeply committed to my clients and feel it is an honor to walk with them on their unique journey.
Fee: $90 for 50-minute session. I offer a free 20 minute in-person or phone consultation to help determine if we are a good fit.
Areas of Focus: Individual Adults and Couples working with Relationship Issues, Trauma Recover, Anxiety, Grief & Loss, Personal Growth, and Life Transitions
Special Skills: Trauma-Informed Care, Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR), Expressive Arts, Internal Family Systems, Interpersonal Neurobiology, Mindfulness, Somatic Awareness
“Awakening is not changing who you are but discarding who you are not.”
– Deepak Chopra