“Brave. Courageous. Journey of Healing. warrior.”


If you’ve experienced trauma and need someone to provide the tools to heal, I am here to listen. Have something weighing on you? My door is always open. Let’s sit and chat.

Grief & Loss

While everyone processes grief differently, no one should go through it alone. My counseling services offer support during the grieving process to help you moving forward.


Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, also known as EMDR, has the ability to help individuals struggling with trauma to effectively cope with, process, and heal from such experiences.


Discover the power of healing through storytelling. iRise is a charity that helps those who struggling with suicidal thoughts, or who have been affected by suicide to understand that we’re in this together.


Kristie has practiced as a psychotherapist for 21 years and is passionate about serving others through the gift God has given her. She is trained in Acute and Complex Trauma Treatment, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing), CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), and DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy). Through her private practice, Kristie leads by example, sharing her own journey from struggle to healing in hopes of inspiring and motivating others to rediscover a life full of joy and purpose. 

Beyond her work as a professional therapist, Kristie is also a published and best-selling author, a professional speaker, and founder/CEO of iRise — a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that aims to eradicate suicide in communities through various trainings and services surrounding suicide prevention and awareness.  She is also proud to be helping and supporting the LGBTQAI community. 

Kristie has successfully launched the first Concierge Therapy Services Model in Pittsburgh, PA. She is always eager to connect with new individuals or answer any questions surrounding grief, loss, trauma, and mental health. 

If you’re looking for someone who will walk alongside you through every step of the healing process, you’re in the right place.  

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My Calling

There is no greater feeling than that of love and belonging.
Rarely do most understand it starts with YOU.

A brave and courageous YOU to begin the journey of self-reflection, healing, and growth.

YOU were created beautifully in the image of God. As life happens, trauma occurs and you may have lost your footing and wonder where to turn.

For I know the plans I have for you, they are plans for good and not for despair, to give you a future and hope. When you pray, I will listen. If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me.

You have arrived.

Together we will walk the path of healing that God has laid out for you. There is safety in this place of non-judgement, unconditional care, and love as you figure out this crazy thing we call life.

You are not alone.

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Kristie is compassionate, kind, and attentive. She has helped me learn healthy ways to deal with my trauma, and I’m a better person because of the coping skills she has taught me.
Faith L
I’ve been working with Kristie for years, and she continues to provide such valuable insights and guidance. I wouldn’t be who I am without her help.
John P.
From the first session, Kristie has always felt like a friend. I love that she does concierge services – my sessions are done in my home and that has changed the game for me. No more excuses to not work on truly bettering myself!
Kerry I.