Mental Health Counseling for Adults and Children

Welcome. It is my privilege to work with adults and children as they journey through life’s challenges.

About Your Counselor

After fifteen years teaching at the elementary and middle school level, I made the decision to transition into the counseling field. While I truly enjoyed my experience as an educator, it was the one-on-one conversations with students, parents and colleagues about relationships and mental health that were not only meaningful to me, but felt critical. It is my belief that only after healthy mental functioning is established, can we really thrive in other areas of our lives. 

 I hold a Master’s Degree in Education from Concordia University, Irvine. Coursework and areas of focus included language acquisition, Autism Spectrum Disorder, a Spanish minor, multicultural approaches in the educational setting, and child/adolescent development.

I hold a Master’s of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Capella University in Minnesota. Coursework focus included child, adolescent and adult psychological development, Autism Spectrum Disorder research, best practices for treating mental health disorders, food addiction research and multicultural approaches to counseling.

I have also been working with individuals on the autism spectrum in various capacities for 22 years.  I am truly passionate about supporting these individuals as they find their voice, their place in society and realize that their unique skill set has much to offer the world. 

Pricing

As an intern accruing hours toward licensure, I am unable to take insurance. However, a sliding scale is available to those in need. Please contact me and together we’ll find a fee that suits your unique situation.

Please visit the ACSF page to learn about financial support available for clients on the autism spectrum.

Due to the fact that your session time is prepared for and set aside specifically for you, appointments missed without 24 hours’ notice will need to be paid in full.

15 minute meet/greet – free

50 minute session – $85

80 minute session – $140

Contact Information

I look forward to hearing from you with any questions you might have.​

Phone: (971) 412-5497

Fax: (541) 210-5165

kristelscounseling@gmail.com

1661 Hwy 99 N.
Suite 203 E 
Ashland Oregon 97520.