A little about Kristen
Kristen Dua is a licensed professional counselor (LPC), Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) & Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor. She has been providing clinical services for the past 17 years; including private practice, work within schools, mental health juvenile justice, in-patient and community mental health, sexual violence recovery & victim services. She also enjoys providing relevant professional development and public speaking at conferences.
Kristen creates a culture of caring with her genuine self & enjoys sharing knowledge about stress & resiliency at all ages. She is especially passionate about the topics of neuroscience, trauma, play therapy, and self-care. Kristen is registered to provide supervision in Missouri for P-LPC's and play therapists.
Kristen is experienced treating a variety needs such as attachment needs, anxiety, depression, anger, ADHD, divorce, family stress or conflict, grief & loss, life transitions, school performance & behavior, stress management, recovery from abuse & trauma and more. She is trained in evidence-based models such as EMDR, Theraplay, Child Parent Psychotherapy. Kristen is also licensed to provide clinical supervision for counselors in Missouri and play therapy supervision for individuals seeking to become a registered play therapist.
Kristen's Approach to Counseling
The lotus is one of the most beautiful flowers and yet not many understand the growth process of this beauty. The lotus starts growing in the mud and petals open one by one.
Counseling can be a similar beautiful journey. Usually it starts with acknowledging the "mud" or life's current challenges. Then together we will be curious, reflect and grow with new skills & opportunities to make better decisions and be compassionate with ourselves & those around us.