More About Kristen

Kristen was a member of ServiceNet’s DBT team 2011to 2017 and has been working in private practice since 2010. Her treatment style is eclectic, and is influenced by DBT’s non-judgemental balance of change and acceptance as well as it’s mindfulness and holistic focus. Kristen also has experience using CBT, ACT and various trauma recovery and behavioral modification techniques to assist people in making the changes they desire in their lives.

Kristen specializes in working with individuals struggling with a number of issues, including, but not limited to: depression, anxiety, anger management, relationship conflicts, grief, bi-polar disorder, dietary problems, substance abuse, self-harm, transitional issues (ie emotional difficulties which sometimes occur during a divorce, transition to or from college, etc.), stress management, suicidality, adoption issues, PTSD, ADHD and familial communication issues.

Kristen is founder and facilitator of Northampton Center for DBT. The mission of the center is to  bring the life-changing skills of DBT to the community. DBT was created by Marsha Linehan ( as a treatment program intended to support individuals dealing with chronic emotional, relational and behavioral instability. Studies have shown this non-judgemental, goal oriented and supportive treatment to be helpful for all individuals and Northampton Center for DBT’s skills training classes provide the information you need to create change in your life.   

Kristen works with a number of insurance panels, accepts payment through cash, personal check and paypal, and can accommodate most scheduling needs including morning, evening and weekends.