An Integrated Approach to Young Adult Mental Health Rehab

Kristin Wilson, MA, LPC - VP of Clinical Outreach | Newport Institute

Kristin Wilson, MA, LPC, CCTP

Clinical Outreach

Kristin Wilson, MA, LPC, brings more than 20 years of clinical experience to Newport, where she has served as Vice President of Clinical Outreach since 2015. Kristin is a firm believer in an integrated treatment approach as a method for healing mental health issues and numerous types of addictions, including chemical dependence, process addictions (food, exercise, gaming, etc.), and eating disorders. As the VP of Clinical Outreach, Kristin has guided countless young people, families, and professionals toward appropriate inpatient, residential, and outpatient levels of care with the utmost compassion and sensitivity. In her time at Newport, she has strengthened her focus on helping young adults achieve personal growth and happiness.

Kristin Wilson, MA, LPC, CCTP

Clinical Outreach

Kristin Wilson, MA, LPC, brings more than 20 years of clinical experience to Newport, where she has served as Vice President of Clinical Outreach since 2015. Kristin is a firm believer in an integrated treatment approach as a method for healing mental health issues and numerous types of addictions, including chemical dependence, process addictions (food, exercise, gaming, etc.), and eating disorders. As the VP of Clinical Outreach, Kristin has guided countless young people, families, and professionals toward appropriate inpatient, residential, and outpatient levels of care with the utmost compassion and sensitivity. In her time at Newport, she has strengthened her focus on helping young adults achieve personal growth and happiness.

Kristin Wilson is a regular contributor for Bustle and has been featured in various media such as Refinery29, Byrdie,com, Shape and Romper. She is often quoted on subjects such as eating disorders, body dysmorphia, substance abuse, and anxiety disorders, providing insights accumulated over her 20 years of experience in the mental health treatment field.

Clinical Expertise

Kristin draws on her master’s degree in Psychology and Creative Art Therapies to encourage creative outlets into the healing process because these activities provide young adults with an opportunity to be grounded in the moment. She has also conducted research on how bridging the generation gap between young adults and parents can protect and be a positive impact on their mental health. Kristin has experience serving as a clinical supervisor, trainer, interventionist, and clinical outreach representative. Previously, she served as Senior Regional Director of Marketing for a major behavior health network and also ran an outpatient behavioral health department in Pennsylvania for seven years.

Advice I Would Give My 20-Something Self

Building and sustaining authentic connections with family and friends are some of the most powerful tools in life. Supportive, caring relationships are essential to a healthy lifestyle, not only for young adults, but for parents, too. Sometimes you need to take a step back and unplug from a stressful situation so you can re-join with clear intentions. No matter where your life path leads you, having a support system will always be important.

Credentials

  • Master’s degree in Psychology and Creative Art Therapies, Drexel University of Health Sciences 
  • Licensed Professional Counselor (New Jersey and Pennsylvania) 
  • Undergraduate degree from University of Richmond, VA 
  • Certified Yoga Teacher 

Selected Achievements

  • Member, UCSD Center for Mindfulness 
  • Member, Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA)

Press Contact Info

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