Kiersten’s approach to counseling is compassionate, strength-based, and includes a diverse set of treatment methods with regards to the whole person. She is interested in working with a variety of populations while her experience includes adult women and men, children, and adolescents. The therapeutic process supports emotional well-being drawn from mindfulness and promotes self-discovery, life-balance, and positive change.
Her diversified background offers her a unique ability to show empathy and understanding where creative strengths are needed or required. She has a passion for the arts, which continues in her personal life through a wide variety of talents. As a former foster parent, she provides additional expertise in helping foster families. She is also a member of the American Counseling Association.
Kiersten includes Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ARTherapy) in addition to therapeutic counseling when needed. ARTherapy uses relaxing eye-movements to help clients with post-traumatic stress, depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues efficiently. This bi-lateral stimulation treatment, similar to EMDR, is evidence-based and supported by the National Registry of Evidence Based Programs and Practices (NREPP) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
Women, Men, Adolescents, Children, Young Adults
Mindfulness / Wellness / Life Balance
Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT)
Choice Theory / Reality Therapy (CTRT)
Heart Math, emWave® Technology (biofeedback)
Kiersten Carley ReachesStevens Point WI