Kristen “K.J.” Thompson is a licensed professional counselor, mental health service provider in the state of Tennessee. She has her Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology from Mars Hill University, and her Master’s degree from East Tennessee State University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. K.J. is currently working on obtaining her Ph.D in Counselor Education and Supervision.
K.J. has experience working with individuals, couples and groups in a variety of settings including outpatient, inpatient, jails, and crisis intervention services. K.J’s theoretical orientation is an integrated approach of person-centered, internal family systems, and emotion-focused. She uses a variety of techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Gestalt Theory, Parts Work, Mindfulness, Somatic Experiencing, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Rogerian. K.J. has a multitude of experience working with clients experiencing depressive symptoms, anxiety, panic attacks, self-esteem issues, self-harming behaviors, suicidality, psychosis, substance abuse, offenders, mood disorders, survivors of abuse, personality disorders, and extensive trauma. She has a special interest in working with clients dealing with issues including trauma, substance abuse, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, ADHD, stress, and self-exploration.
K.J. is an avid animal lover with many pets, and loves to utilize her free time volunteering in the community and going on traveling adventures with her family. She also loves reading and finding new ways to integrate self-care into her daily life, which is very important to her.
K.J. states, “I approach therapy with the belief that you know yourself best, I am but a vessel to assist you on your journey towards balanced wellness. My goal is to meet you where you are and ensure a safe space to process the chaotic nuts and bolts of life and provide the support you seek. We’re in this together.”