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Kristen Berglund

LPC Licensed Professional Counselor
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Kristen (she/her) is an experienced clinician with specialized training in multiple areas including sexual abuse, trauma recovery, and sexual and gender expression and orientation*. She works to normalize the therapeutic experience and provide a safe and accepting space for her clients. She practices from a humanistic perspective with unconditional positive regard for her clients. Kristen has experience working with adolescents (14+) struggling with gender and sexual identity and adults of all ages and struggles. Kristen has also been trained and is working toward certification in a research-supported treatment for trauma, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).

Kristen has led a women’s therapy group since 2013 and has a passion for group work. Kristen co-facilitated a volunteer women’s group at a halfway house as part of an initiative sponsored by Mental Health America of Houston (MHA). For years, Kristen also volunteered with MHA training medical professionals to screen, diagnose and refer for perinatal mental health disorders such as postpartum depression, anxiety, OCD and psychosis. More recently, Kristen has volunteered with Gender Infinity (an organization supporting the international transgender community) on their conference planning committee for the past three years.

Prior to changing careers, Kristen spent 12 years working in the financial industry gaining valuable life experience that she feels has helped enrich her clinical skills. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago and her master’s degree in clinical psychology from the University of Houston-Clear Lake. She is licensed by the state of Texas as a Professional Counselor (#65110) and is a member of the American Counseling Association, the Society for Sexual, Affectional, Intersex and Gender Expansive Identities (SAIGE), PFLAG and the Houston Group Psychotherapy Society.

*Kristen provides affirming care for LGBTQ+ adults and their families. She does not engage in or condone the use of conversion or reparative therapies as these have been proven harmful to people and are not founded in scientific knowledge.

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