Kristen’s focus in joining Newport Institute will be to bring the clinical model that has distinguished Newport Academy in the teen mental health and treatment space to young adults, their families and loved ones. “The quality of care that Newport provides is unmatched and unlike any place that I have worked. I am thankful to be part of a team who is deeply dedicated to helping individuals and families heal.”
Kristen has been trained in Attachment Based and Emotionally Focused Therapies, which are prominent therapeutic modalities when working with parent-child relationships and couples. “I am a therapist for a living because I want to help individuals realize the power that they have over their own lives. Being a Clinical Director at Newport Institute, where our mission is to Empower Minds. Inspire Lives, upholds these values fully”. In addition to trauma focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Bowen Family Systems and Attachment Based Family clinical modalities, areas of specialization include treatment substance use disorders, depressive disorders, anxiety disorders and post-traumatic stress disorders.
Advice I Would Give My 20-Something Self
Empathy does not just apply to the way you treat others, but the way you treat yourself. Be kind to yourself. I would remind myself to be brave. It’s courage that ultimately provides you with the strength to successfully confront mental health issues head on requiring significant lifestyle changes that ultimately yields wellness and fulfillment.