kristen Dammer, LCSW
therapist/Clinical Social Worker
who i work with:
I help adults find relief from their anxiety, women recover from medical or birth traumas, caregivers process their grief, and moms cope with postpartum depression or anxiety. I can also help you find hope again after a devastating miscarriage. So many of you suffer these challenges in silence, not knowing how traumatic these tragedies are for you. My hope is to help you process, grieve, understand and eventually find a bit of acceptance, free from the guilt that unsettles so many women and mothers. Therapy that focuses specifically on maternal mental health issues may be the answer you are looking for to help you regain a sense of control over your life.
how therapy can help you:
I love working with pregnant and postpartum women; I can help you manage your anxiety, overcome your birth trauma, cope with the grief of your miscarriage, and master your postpartum depression or anxiety. During our therapy sessions, together we will process, grieve, understand and eventually find a bit of acceptance that is so hard to find after a difficult or traumatic experience. Through caring and compassionate listening and guiding, counseling can help you adjust to your new life with joy and excitement, instead of dread and sorrow.
I believe in addressing the whole health needs of you as a person, and my dedication, creativity, and flexibility as a therapist are my greatest strengths. My holistic approach to pregnancy and the postpartum period helps you feel in control and creates a welcoming environment for you to share your vulnerabilities, fears, and experiences. I am trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and use it to treat anxiety and trauma, and I constantly work at creating an atmosphere for you of safety and light. I have extensive experience working with people with a variety of other issues including depression, trauma, anxiety, vicarious trauma, life transitions, grief and loss, and caregiver stress. I have two elementary-aged kids and I myself experienced a birth trauma and postpartum mood issues to help me better understand your unique situation. I love doing yoga, playing volleyball, and being in the mountains.
schedule with Kristen:
If you are looking for someone with empathy who can listen and understand your story and your unique needs, I would love to work with you. Just follow these simple steps: