Making the Connection
Keri L Christensen LISW
Individual Therapy is specifically focused on what you need to grow and thrive as an individual and in all your roles in life. Different approaches are used such as Cognitive-Behavioral, Strengths-Based, and Interpersonal.
Therapy for Adolescents
Therapy specifically focused on adolescent needs. I am trained in self-injury through S.A.F.E. Alternatives.
NET is a psychosomatic stress reduction intervention aimed at emotional and physical health improvement.
My experience includes young children through adults, as well as working with families.
My specialty areas include adolescents, self-injury, self-esteem, anger management, mood disorders, and anxiety disorders. I also provide faith-based counseling. My faith is Christianity and this is encorporated into my faith-based counseling, however, this is never pushed onto clients.
I also offer NET, Neuro-Emotional Technique to help people who feel "stuck " in relational and life situations.
You have been assigned this mountain to show others how it can be moved.
I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker with a masters degree in social work from the University of Iowa.
*Family Psychology Associates from 2008-2011 working with children, teens, adults and families.
*Therapist at the Abbe Center for Community Mental Health providing therapy and school-based therapy services in the Cedar Rapids Community School District. Prior to obtaining my Masters Degree, I worked in the Community Support Program at the Abbe Center for Community Mental Health working with a wide variety of clients with many mental health diagnoses.
How does Therapy work?
Therapy allows you the ability to process information and life experiences and receive both positive and challenging feedback to reach the goals you have set.
Therapy sessions are client driven and goal oriented. We will follow a treatment plan, which we will form together throughout the first couple of sessions. Throughout the sessions, we will focus on your relationships, lifestyle, behaviors and your spiritual life. We will also identify and build on your existing coping skills and positive social support network.
Therapy is led by the client and, therefore, will be work for you. Just keep in mind that hard work pays off!
I have been working with Keri for over 5 years. She has helped me work through my anxiety and has taught me a ton of strategies that benefit my life and relationships on a daily basis.
After therapy sessions with Keri, I've learned to overcome my Anxiety, stress and Depression. She has been a real life saver. I can honestly say I'm a happier and better person today because of the techniques I learned.