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.
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.
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.