Kristen Dempsey, LCSW


EMDR Certified Therapist

Online Therapy

About Me

Kristen Dempsey sees clients primarily on the Space Coast where she grew up. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from UCF she obtained her Master’s degree in Social Work from The Florida State University. Her goal in becoming a psychotherapist was to help others to heal. She has worked in many different mental health settings to include home therapy with children in foster care, placement coordination for geriatric clients, working with the severely mentally ill, and supervising a program serving at risk youth. Her most rewarding work has been treating people who have experienced trauma no matter how big or small. Kristen has advanced education in trauma work to include EMDR training and certification. She is a self-proclaimed workaholic, but when she practices what she preaches and engages in self-care, she enjoys laughing with friends, black coffee, and sharing human moments.

Education & Experience

8 years of practice experience 2015 Master of Social Work Florida State University 2020 Certified Clinical Trauma Professional IATP / 638127 2023 EMDRIA Certified Therapist

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

National Association of Social Workers EMDRIA

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Issues
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Somatic Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Suicide Risk
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults


  • Cigna
  • UnitedHealth