peace of mind. peaceful life. 

Kristin White

Grounding Ninja, Relationship Healer, Journey Guide, Emotional Supporter, Joy Builder,
Paradigm Shifter

Areas of expertise. 

Issues of Adjustment, Anxiety Disorders, Couples Counseling, Eating Disorders, Self-Esteem Issues, Addictions, Depression, Women’s Issues, Trauma

Approach.

Client Centered, Collaborative with emphasis placed on the therapeutic relationship, Eclectic & Individualized

If you’re feeling overwhelmed and are in need of support, you’ve come to the right place.I believe in the importance of offering a non-judgmental, safe space for clients to embark on their journeys of self-discovery. As such, I promise to remain open minded, supportive, and offer feedback as needed. My clients dictate the content addressed in their sessions, I follow their lead.

During the therapy process, I assist clients with the discovery of their strengths, recognizing &  building support systems, and developing healthy lifestyles to set the foundation for success.

My theoretical orientation is CBT based – CBT-E, CPT, Mindfulness, Intuitive Eating, with a sprinkle of Psychodynamics. I also practice the Gottman Method in the context of couples counseling. Through years of experience, I learned that these models can be quite effective.

You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.

C.S. Lewis

Kristin White MSW, LICSW

Appalachian Life Enrichment Counseling Center

about.

Dog parent, 80s nostalgia lover, mom, wife, artist, scientist, recovering goth, Halloween enthusiast, perpetual home renovator 

I enjoy the simple things in life, spending time with my family during our weekly game night, watching movies, taking walks! I am especially close to my two Rat Terriers Jack and Cocoa, who sometimes like to make appearances in my virtual therapy sessions. To address the ‘elephant in the room’, yes, I was a goth kid and still enjoy the musical stylings of many 80s gothic bands/musicians!

I was born in Wisconsin, raised in Baltimore, and have lived in Florida on and off before settling in West Virginia about 25 years ago.

Professional Background.

Kristin is a Licensed Independent Social Worker in the states of West Virginia and New Jersey. Kristin obtained her Masters in Social Work from West Virginia University in 2014 and has worked in a variety of contexts since, including, inpatient and outpatient settings, administrative positions, and has provided supervision for WVU graduate Social Work students.  

She is certified in levels 1 through 3 in the Gottman Method which is one of the gold standard models for couples therapy. Additional trainings and focus of practice include working with clients who have clinical and sub-clinical disordered eating patterns. She is trained in the Intuitive Eating Method and is continuing training in CBT-E, which is considered one of the best practices for restrictive and chaotic eating.

Additional trainings include CPT, which is appropriate for Trauma and Stress Related disorders; TF-CBT, utilized for clients under 18 who have experienced trauma; Mindfulness Based interventions.

Licenses
  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

    • West Virginia
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker
    • New Jersey
Certifications
  • Gottman Method