Kristine Taylor, LMHC
Telehealth Appointments Only
My goal as a therapist is to listen to you when no one else will and help you find a voice when you feel like you don’t have one. Depending on the situation, I can be a lot of different things: a listening ear, an educator, an advocate, a life coach, or a guide down the right path. Mainly, I am a helper; someone who listens and assists.
I hope clients can gain self-confidence, a clearer sense of self, validation, and acceptance of their feelings through therapy. I am here to help you work through past or present trauma and have the strength and confidence to get out of abusive relationships or overcome the effects of past abuse. Together we can find effective ways of coping with anxiety and/or depression. I can also walk with you as you work through the stages of grief.
I want to help clients build the strength and confidence to face major life transitions and effectively work through uncomfortable emotions. If someone is struggling with postpartum depression, for example, I will support them until they realize they’re not alone and they are feeling able to cope. When you work with me, you’ll become more confident in asking for help and reaching out to resources and supports. Overall, I will help you find a sense of hope that it's not always going to be like this.
I enjoy working with clients of all ages, families, and couples. Depending on the case, my training in Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) may come into play. I have an interest in seeing teen parents, first-time parents, women with pre- or post-partum depression or anxiety, and those faced with pregnancy/infant and child loss. I also want to help those with symptoms of anxiety, depression, personality disorders, PTSD, childhood abuse or trauma, work and life stress, bipolar, or ADHD.
I provide a safe space for those who have experienced sexual trauma, and I am polyamory, nonmonogamy, and sex worker-friendly. I utilize a variety of therapeutic approaches, but the ones I use most commonly are CBT, DBT, narrative, solution-focused, mindfulness, empty chair, ACT, and person-centered talk therapy.
I’m a parent of three children and enjoy spending time with my family. I like to write in various forms, including poetry. I have several ideas for a book and someday I hope to write one! I am involved in advocacy and volunteer work for many different organizations and look forward to participating in the National Eating Disorders Association annual walk. I like to read, do puzzles, and play board games. I also enjoy traveling and being out in nature.
Licensure, Education & Memberships
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, licensed to practice in the state of Iowa
Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling and Rehabilitation Therapy from The University of Iowa
Bachelor of Arts in English and Psychology from The University of Iowa
National Certified Counselor Accreditation
Certified Rehabilitation Counselor
Certified Parent Child Interaction Therapy provider
ASIST (applied suicide intervention skills training) certified
Iowa Mental Health Counselor’s Association
American Counseling Association
Chi Sigma Iota
UIChoice, Blue Cross Blue Shield, HealthChoices, Medical Associates, Medica Insure, Medica IFB, Midlands Choice, UnitedHealthcare, UMR, Veterans Affairs Community Care Network (VACCN)
Medicaid: Amerigroup Iowa and Iowa Total Care