Kristine Proctor, MSW LCSW

About Me

Hello, I'm Kristine. As a licensed clinical social worker, I have had the privilege of working with many individuals and families over the past 25 years. Whether you are looking for extra support and guidance through a difficult situation, wanting to heal past hurts or are ready to move in a new direction in your life, I am here to work with you to achieve your personal and relationship goals. My role as your therapist is to meet you where you are, tailor therapy to your unique needs and situation, and help you navigate through the challenges. As a certified EMDR therapist, I specialize in working with people who emotionally or relationally have experienced trauma, either recently or as far back as childhood. EMDR therapy helps children and adults of all ages. Therapists use EMDR with a wide range of challenges such as, anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, chronic illness and medical issues, depression and bipolar disorders, dissociative disorders, eating disorders, grief and loss, pain, performance anxiety, personality disorders, relationships and marriage, sexual assault/abuse, sleep disturbance, substance abuse and addiction, violence and abuse, PTSD and other trauma and stress related issues. Common issues individuals address in mental health counseling are major life transitions, anxiety, depression, grief, loss and bereavement, parenting or relationship difficulties, current or past abuse, gender identity and sexual orientation, or adoption and attachment issues. Many also desire to work to improve self-esteem and/or body image, on improving skills for communication, self-care, stress management and life stressors. If your issue of concern is not listed, don't worry! Contact me for a free consultation. Additionally, I have specific training in online therapy that enables me to ensure that the process is effective and efficient, as well as most comfortable for you. I am licensed in both Florida and Michigan to provide mental health counseling. Clients say my warmth and authenticity create a safe space to pursue healing. I truly believe that pressing into the pain that is often necessary is worth it; and that trusting someone to walk with you when things are tough is courageous. My goal is to help you to be your best self and to achieve profound health, well-being & peace!

Education & Experience

As a therapist, my experience includes helping people as they work through various life stages and transitions such as divorce or loss of a significant other, parenting, disrupted attachments, LGBTQ issues, academic concerns, ongoing or critical health issues, abuse, job loss, and end of life concerns. I have special interest in working with those who experience anxiety and with survivors of trauma. Master of Social Work degree from Western Michigan University Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Florida and Michigan Certified EMDR therapist (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Specialization in Trauma Treatment – Such as therapy for a recent crisis, traumatic events, and issues existing for years Extensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Trained in Emotional Freedom Techniques, also known as Tapping Trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Trained in Play therapy and Art therapy Extensive training in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy Specialization in Resilience Development – helping people develop skills to create long lasting change in their brains resulting in calm and happiness Long time E-Counseling mental health professional (Also known as E-Therapy, Teletherapy, Telebehavioral Health, Telemental Health, and Cyber Counseling)

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • ADD/ADHD/Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Addictions
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Issues
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Moral Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Somatic Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Sports Injuries
  • Stress Management
  • Suicide Risk
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • First Responders
  • Immigrants
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors

Language

  • English

Insurance

  • Sliding Scale