Kristen Dua, MA, LPC, RPT-S
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I am a licensed professional counselor who is genuine and passionate about empowering others towards healing & growth. Together we will be curious, reflect and grow with new skills & opportunities to make better decisions and be compassionate with ourselves & those around us.
Kristen Dua is a licensed professional counselor (LPC), Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) & Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor. She has been providing clinical services for the past 17 years; including private practice, work within schools, mental health juvenile justice, in-patient and community mental health, sexual violence recovery & victim services.
Kristen is experienced treating a variety needs such as attachment needs, anxiety, depression, anger, ADHD, divorce, family stress or conflict, grief & loss, life transitions, school performance & behavior, stress management, recovery from abuse & trauma and more. She is trained in evidence-based models such as EMDR, Theraplay, Child Parent Psychotherapy.
Kristen creates a safe and welcoming environment for individuals of all ages, backgrounds, and experiences. Kristen is also licensed to provide clinical supervision for counselors in Missouri and play therapy supervision for individuals seeking to become a registered play therapist. " I get to help kids (and grown-ups ) with their feelings, problems or worries and learn ways to feel better. I like to use creative activities, art, sandtray, and games to help talk about feelings and learn ways to feel better. " For more information about play therapy and what you can expect, please go to www.a4pt.org
Specialties & Clinical Interests
- Adoption & Fostering
- Anger Issues
- Criminal Justice Involvement
- Divorce & Separation
- Domestic Abuse/Violence
- Family Conflict
- Gender Identity
- Grief & Loss
- Oppositional/Defiant Behavior
- Parenting & Parent-Child Relationships
- School Performance
- Sexual Abuse
- Stress/Stress Management
- Trauma & Ptsd
- Women's Issues
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Play Therapy & Sandtray
- Trauma Survivors
Faith Based Specialties