Kristen McFee, MA, LPCC
Kristen has been a licensed therapist working in tandem with Dr. Brian Konik at Pacific Quest for the past 5 years. Kristen has a well developed understanding of the emotional and behavioral challenges that children, adolescents and young adults are faced with today due to her experience in acute hospital, intensive day treatment, wilderness, school-based, outpatient and eating disordered clinical settings.
Kristen has served youth who have experienced concerns related to anxiety, depression, trauma/abuse, eating disorders, substance abuse/dependence, grief and loss and parent/child relationship difficulty. She considers vulnerability as a foundation for trust and teaching healthy communication patterns essential for working with families. Kristen implements an insight-oriented and strengths-based approach.
Kristen encourages meaningful change and healing through her compassion, a calm presence and attunement with others. She believes that everyone deserves unconditional positive regard. She utilizes a variety of evidence-based approaches such as Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Kristen has been trained in EMDR, the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics, Sandplay therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Trauma Focused CBT.