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Kristan Chow, MA, NCC, PCA

Therapist

Available to meet virtually with ages 12+. 
Is also School-based , in person at Lewis and Clark Montessori Charter School. 

About Kristan

Since a young age, I have been a lover of stories. I believe that we all receive messages and beliefs as we grow up, and it is our job to make sense of our story and overcome chapters that have been difficult. Words have the power to both harm and heal us. This lifelong love of stories coupled with a desire to help others brought me to Santa Barbara, CA, where I earned my Bachelor’s in Psychology before moving back home to Oregon to pursue my Master’s in Clinical Mental Health. During this time, my passion for working with youth and young adults truly began. 

Alongside the Narrative Therapy approach that I use, I am trained in trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy. I use a mix of trauma informed care, person centered therapy, and narrative techniques to address each individual’s needs and meet them where they are at. No two people are the same, and I believe in working together to decide what approach to treatment will suit the client best. I will use a collaborative approach to building our sessions, relying on the client + family as the experts of their own lives and guiding with my training as needed. 

Lastly, I believe in removing as many barriers to care as possible. For that reason, I have chosen to be based two days per week at a local charter school where I will see students throughout their school day. 

 

I am available to meet virtually with ages 12+. I will be school-based at Lewis and Clark Montessori Charter School. 

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