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  • Kristen Watt, LPC, ATR-BC

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    It is in being creative that the individual discovers the self.” ― Donald Woods Winnicott

    By building an empathetic and collaborative therapeutic relationship I hope we can explore your experiences and their impacts in a way that is beneficial and tailored specifically for you. In taking those steps there is a beautiful opportunity to truly learn about yourself. I will step into the space of fostering greater self-awareness with you in a curious, expressive, and non-judgmental way. I hope to walk beside you on your journey towards self-discovery and guide you towards feeling empowered.

    Throughout sessions, I use therapy techniques from multiple theories but most readily from humanistic, person-centered approaches paired with art therapy, mindfulness, and meditation techniques. I have a strong background in trauma work and incorporating mind-body approaches. I have a passion for working with teens and young adults who have survived traumatic experiences; helping them find their voice through art in a safe and non-judgmental environment, and being able to learn more about who they are as individuals and feel empowered to be themselves.

    Since beginning my clinical work, I have shared in a multitude of therapeutic care environments including therapeutic classrooms, inpatient drug and alcohol, inpatient mental health, residential mental health, and outpatient trauma therapy. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Pennsylvania and hold a national Registered, Board-Certified Art Therapist (ATR-BC) certification through the Art Therapy Credentials Board. I am also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP).  I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Art Therapy from Marywood University and my Master’s degree in Art Therapy with a Specialization in Counseling from Seton Hill University.