Kristen is currently completing her Masters in Counselling Psychology degree with Yorkville University while doing her practicum at Blossom Tree Counselling. Her previous education includes a Bachelors Degree in Child and Youth Care, an Educational Assistant and Community Support Worker diploma, and many behaviour intervention courses. She has 20 years of experience working with neurodiverse individuals as well as at-risk children and families. Up until recently, she has facilitated many social-emotional groups, and worked 1:1 with children and youth addressing their social-emotional needs while working for the school district. Kristen is warm, empathetic, easy to connect to, and meets people where they are at. She is person-centred, strength-based and uses a trauma-informed lens within her practice. She is a mother of two that credits her experience as a mother as the greatest (and most challenging) learning of all. Kristen believes that everyone is doing the best they can with the tools they have been given. She is excited to embark on this new journey at Blossom Tree Counselling.