GET TO KNOW YOUR THERAPIST

Kirsten Hall

Kirsten Hall, M.Ed., LPC

I BELIEVE THAT THERAPY CAN HELP PEOPLE FIND A SENSE OF BALANCE AND PEACE IN AN EVER-CHANGING WORLD.

WHY I BECAME A THERAPIST

Helping others has always been a passion of mine. Supporting clients as they discover the power they have within themselves has been one of my greatest joys as a therapist. It’s an honor to hear a client’s story and work with them to find inner peace, confidence in themselves, and a sense of balance in the world. When I work with clients, I help them learn how to take a second to breathe, slow down, and form a genuine connection, allowing them to feel seen, heard, and accepted for who they are.

I BECAME A THERAPIST TO HELP OTHERS FIND THEIR LIGHT AMONG WHAT MAY FEEL LIKE DARK TIMES.

I view therapy as an ongoing conversation between client and therapist, and I believe it’s important for the process to be collaborative and authentic. I believe that you are the expert of your own life and my role is to offer additional support along the way. 

When we work together, I will help create a safe space and provide unconditional positive regard to help you find the freedom to fully explore yourself and your experiences. Throughout the process, I will encourage to maintain your independence while helping you build the tools to strengthen your resiliency and increase your self-esteem.

When I work with clients, I incorporate THREE THINGS to create positive change:

positive regard | empathy | perspective

Every client is different and I tailor a creative approach to meet your own individual needs. During our work together, I will help you reclaim your strengths and embrace your experiences in order to cultivate self-acceptance and personal growth. Through self-exploration, we can work to change limiting thought patterns and identify fresh perspective that aligns with your goals and aspirations. I will help you make meaning of your own lived experiences and find motivation and hope for the future you wish to create.
 

WHO I WORK WITH

I work with adults and emerging adults, and specialize in anxiety, depression, life transitions, and self-esteem/self-worth.

My area of expertise is helping people who are facing major life transitions such as a Quarter Life Crisis, adjusting to or graduating from college, or other significant life changes.

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WHAT POSITIVE EFFECTS CAN RESULT FROM THERAPY?

To put it simply – the possibilities are endless! Therapy can help you gain a sense of power over your life, make challenges feel more tolerable, improve relationships, and make vulnerabilities feel less threatening. It also allows you the space to strengthen your sense of self, set and achieve realistic goals, and create positive habits.

A LITTLE ABOUT ME & MY PROFESSIONAL SKILLS 

  • I completed my graduate degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Malone University, where I was recognized as a member of the Chi Sigma Iota Counseling and Professional Honor Society.
  • I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation and in Ohio.
  • I have training in using applied neuroscience to treat anxiety, panic, and worry.
  • I have completed a 27.5 hour Living Brave course by Dr. Brené Brown focusing on Vulnerability, Courage, Shame, and Empathy.
  • I have an interest in the mind-body connection, as well as performance-related or creative challenges.
  • I believe in a holistic foundation to counseling while utilizing evidence-based treatments such as cognitive behavioral therapy and strengths-based, solution-focused and humanistic approaches.
     
“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” – Viktor Frankl
 

Teaches dance

Loves traveling & exploring new places

Likes to hike

DO YOU WISH YOU WERE BETTER EQUIPPED TO HANDLE CHALLENGING SITUATIONS? DO YOU WANT TO INCREASE YOUR ABILITY TO NAVIGATE LIFE’S UPS AND DOWNS?

I would be honored to partner with you and help you discover the tools that can help make life more manageable. Together, we will find ways for you to meet your goals and increase your happiness and life satisfaction.