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Kristen Welton Psychotherapy, LCSW

Kristen Welton strives to create an environment where clients feel safe while building a collaborative rapport. Life is constantly changing with our moods and emotions shifting as well. She helps others navigate challenging transitions that are compounded by mental health issues.

Specialties
  • Depression
  • Grief and Loss
  • Life Transitions
  • Chronic Illness, Pain and Sleep Disorders
  • General relationship challenges (family, friends, co-workers)
Pay with insurance
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Cigna
  • Aetna
  • UMR
  • Oscar
  • UHC Student Resources
Pay out-of-pocket
  • $ $ $ $ $
    $80-140
  • Sliding scale
    A sliding scale is a range of out of pocket fees that providers accept based on financial need.
Locations
  • Offers virtual sessions
Licensed in
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  • Texas
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“Growing up with chronic pain, I was often surrounded by health professionals who worked diligently to help me become more physically comfortable.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I enjoy helping a variety of people. Growing up with chronic pain, I was often surrounded by health professionals who worked diligently to help me become more physically comfortable. Combating physical pain undoubtedly has a profound impact on one's mental outlook and worldview. Even though my undergraduate degree is in elementary education, it made more sense to use my firsthand experiences to guide others toward creating a meaningful life while overcoming obstacles beyond their control. My background is mostly in private practice.
What should someone know about working with you?
I am an empathetic straight-shooter; I consider myself a skilled active listener who will ask hard and honest questions to get a clear picture of what your life's journey has been like, what current stressors are taking place, and where you envision yourself going. My ideal client is committed to trusting the therapeutic process while embracing their own uniqueness. I typically use a strengths-based approach coupled with cognitive behavioral therapy. I provide homework in between sessions to proactively equip clients with independent coping skills.
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
As a trained clinical social worker, I base my therapeutic philosophies on the occupational core value that everyone has inherent worth and value, no matter their culture or background. I relate most to people who are members of oppressed populations or in the midst of life transitions.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I am most excited about the barriers that telehealth is breaking down. With more clients having quick and convenient access to services, technology will hopefully eliminate the negative stigma associated with seeking help.
“Even though my undergraduate degree is in elementary education, it made more sense to use my firsthand experiences to guide others toward creating a meaningful life while overcoming obstacles beyond their control.”
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