Licensed Professional Counselor
Education and Specialty
Kristi is a licensed professional counselor who has been working with children, adolescents and adults throughout the Atlanta area for the past 20 years. Kristi received a B.S. in Education (Special Education/elementary education) from Northern Illinois University along with a M.S. in Human Service Counseling.
Kristi is a Certified Trauma Specialist (CTS) which was awarded through the Association for Traumatic Specialists. Kristi is a member of the American Counseling Association and serves on the Community Board for The Lighthouse School in Peachtree City. She is also a member of the Lamer Counseling Association for Traumatic Specialists. Additionally, Kristi has served as a consultant for school systems, juvenile courts, businesses and community organizations throughout the Atlanta metropolitan area. Kristi is currently being trained to become a certified EMDR therapist.
Awards, Service, Honors
Kristi received the Clayton Juvenile Courts Service Award. Kristi has served on the community mental health boards and non-profit organizations.
Kristi is skilled in working with adolescents and adults in a variety of areas including: social skills/life skills training, family issues, coping skills development, strategic learning strategies development, bullying and adjustment to divorce and other life changes.
She offers individual/family/group counseling and a coaching approach for children/adolescents and adults who seek help to manage the following issues:
- Anxiety Disorders / Generalized Anxiety / Social Anxiety
- Mood Disorders
- Autism Spectrum Disorder (Children and Teens) / Asperger's Syndrome / PDD
- ADHD (Children and Adults)
- Trauma Related Disorders/PTSD
- Women's Issues
- Self-mutilating Behaviors
- Parenting Training / Coaching
- Parent / Teen Conflict
- Teen Substance Abuse / Addiction
- Special needs associated with gifted children
Additionally, Kristi facilitates CBT/DBT groups and social life skills groups for children, teens and young adults.
Kristi employs a number of therapeutic techniques to help clients manage every day stress, develop effective problem solving and coping skills, insight, resiliency and provide the tools needed to help resolve past emotional pain or trauma. These techniques are based upon Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Kristi and her husband has lived in Peachtree City for 17 years where their three children graduated from McIntosh High School. Kristi is a former Delta flight attendant and has been married thirty years to a Delta pilot. Kristi is well-aware of the unique challenges that airline families living in the community experience.
To schedule an appointment with Kristi, please contact Georgia Behavioral Health Professionals Peachtree City office at (678) 423-5500.