Kristen Kohlmeyer, LICSW
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I partner with individuals to create a positive and supportive environment to help them cope with life transitions, stressors and/or traumatic experiences. Exposure to trauma or distressing events can impact our whole selves including our thoughts, feelings, actions and identity. To help restore peace and promote healing, I use Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. EMDR is a holistic approach that helps individuals process distressing life experiences so they don’t have such a strong grip on their life. By using EMDR and mindfulness techniques, I understand and can help with the range of ways our bodies and minds react to difficult and distressing life events. This trauma-informed, evidence-based approach has helped clients gently process their difficult experiences and build up resilience, hope and healing. In addition to specializing in trauma-informed care, I also have extensive experience supporting families and caregivers who have children with significant mental health needs. Through the Wraparound services model, I have provided compassionate guidance to help caregivers manage the difficulties they face when caring for their children and have helped them navigate the complicated mental health system. I have experience collaborating with school systems, state agencies and community supports to create an integrative system of care for individuals and families. I believe this collaboration is essential in creating a successful support system for children, adolescents and young adults to aid them in emotional and relational growth and psychological health.
Education & Experience
Graduated from Boston University School of Social Work in 2005 with my MSW. Over 15 years of experience in community-based mental health services. 4 years of experience as Adjunct Faculty member at Simmons University School of Social Work online program
Professional & Volunteer Affiliations
Vice-President of Be Inclusive, Inc, a nonprofit organization based out of Walpole.
- Anxiety/Panic Attacks
- Family Issues
- Mood Disorders
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Stress Management
- Traumatic Incident