Intake Specialist + Milieu Therapist

Uses She/Her pronouns

Kiersten has primarily worked in the Social Services field but has always been drawn to a more therapeutic side of things. She has her bachelors in psychology with a minor in sociology. She is a Registered Counselor Agency Affiliate in the State of Washington (#CG61180433). Her goal is to get her masters in counseling so she can best serve the populations she cares about. Eating disorders are something that have impacted her personally both in her own life as well as in the lives of those she loves. She believes that the experience of healing the relationship between self and body can be really beautiful and she wants to be a part of that work.

Part of what drives her to do this work is her love for people and her desire to see them overcome the toxic messages from society around food and body. Because of her own struggle and recovery with ED and the struggle and recovery of those around her, she has a very personal connection to eating disorder treatment. This is something she has a lot of passion for and is beyond thrilled to be able to be a part of this work. 

In her own journey with food and body, she has encountered many ways to approach life and has loved seeing other’s perspectives. She is familiar and has experience with a number of different therapeutic modalities and loves to learn more about these and other areas of psychology. She is queer and an LGBT+ advocate, loves animals and plants, and appreciates a good pun. 

Kiersten has professional interest and advanced training in: Attachment, attuned/ intuitive eating, DBT depression/ anxiety, diet recovery/ chronic dieting, grief and loss, Health at Every Size, LGBTQ issues/ gender affirming, sex therapy/ sex positive, spirituality,  systems of oppression, trauma, women’s health, internal family systems modality, narrative therapy.