Kristen Tyler, PsyD, M.Ed.
My style of therapy is relational in nature, meaning I believe the relationship between the therapist and client can be the vehicle for insight and change. I value each person's unique experience and am collaborative in the therapy session. I strive to be a non-judgmental presence for each client and take a strength-based approach to change. Creating a warm and welcoming space, my hope is that each individual experiences acceptance and compassion regardless of the difficulties they face.
I consider the family system from which the client came to be important, as it often helps explain one's beliefs about the self. Using an integrative approach of Insight-Oriented and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, we will change maladaptive coping patterns and faulty narratives to reduce distress. My primary areas of interest are Anxiety, Depression, perfectionism, relationship concerns, familial discord, women's issues, ADHD, and parenting difficulty.
I received my Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from Adler University in Chicago, Illinois. Prior to my doctoral studies, I received my Master's degree in Counseling Psychology from Cambridge College in Cambridge, Massachusetts. My previous experience includes work in psychiatric hospitals, college counseling centers, and community mental health settings. With over 15 years of experience in the mental health field, I have worked with clients with a wide range of mental health and behavioral symptoms. Helping create change for people has been a rewarding endeavor and I look forward to working with each new client.