Kristine Tarmann brings considerable training and experience to her work with individuals, couples, children, and families. She offers a free initial session so that you can meet and discuss how counseling can help with your specific needs. Within each of us lies the power to create a meaningful life. Kristine believes the therapeutic process offers you the opportunity to address and heal from painful past experiences, recognize and overcome self-defeating behaviors, strengthen important relationships, and utilize personal strengths to create your best life. Healing is possible. Acceptance, happiness, and contentment are within reach.
Kristine has experience working with at-risk adolescents, individuals battling terminal illness and cancer, and elderly approaching end-of-life. Kristine knows this is a challenging time for individuals and utilizes her eclectic approach to honor this difficult and powerful transition. Kristine had the opportunity to work with families and schools in Nicaragua to foster the strength of the community.
Kristine specializes in working with individuals who are struggling with anxiety and depression. She also specializes in working with individuals experiencing self-harming behaviors, self-esteem, and is LGBTQ friendly. She helps individuals cope with stress and co-occurring difficulties. She helps her clients deal with not only big life events but also day-to-day challenges.
For individuals who are struggling with making career choices and those stuck in a career they find unfulfilling, Kristine uses career counseling techniques which simplify this complex process. Her clients have found success switching careers and also achieving fulfillment in their current career path.
Kristine brings warmth, compassion, good-humor, and supportive, gentle confrontation to the therapeutic relationship. She uses a collaborative, non-judgmental approach that honors your experience, needs, and values. She will meet you where you are and encourage your growth toward where you want to be.
Kristine received a Master of Science Degree in Art Therapy with a Concentration in Counseling from Mount Mary University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree from Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Indiana in Psychology, with minors in art and chemistry,
Kristine has advanced training in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), existential psychology, person-centered therapy, narrative therapy, and art therapy. She has extensive experience working with children, adolescents, and adults.
Call today to discuss your current needs and find out how counseling can help. Kristine offers flexible scheduling to fit your needs with appointment times during the weekdays and Saturdays. She is generally able to schedule your free consultation within 24 hours.