Kristal Kinzer, MA, LPCC

Therapy is a partnership with the goal of exploring who you are, what you want and what is getting in your way. I see the most important aspect of therapy as the relationship between the client and therapist. As such, I strive to create a nonjudgmental and validating environment for my clients, understanding that change can only occur when we feel safe enough to let our guard down. I see my role as therapist as providing a safe environment for people to experience a corrective emotional experience, heal old wounds and rewrite how you approach your life.

I utilize the effective and up to date emotionally focused therapy with individuals, couples and families. This approach includes aspects of experiential therapy, including Person Centered, Gestalt and mindfulness and is informed by neuroscience, systems and attachment theories.

I am particularly interested in working with people who are experiencing major life transitions, are experiencing relationship difficulties are coping with anxiety or are struggling with self care and asserting their boundaries in relationships.

Education and Professional Highlights:

Coordinator of grant funded high level intervention Program in Urban high school

Ran NMSU Career Exploration Center

Provided supervision and training to practicum and internship students

Coordinated NMSU ROPES courses for NMSU campus

Staff counselor dedicated to providing services for NMSU Masters and doctoral level psychology students

ASIST (Applied Suicide intervention skills training) Suicide Prevention program trainer

Issues and Types of Therapy:

Anxiety, Career Stress, Codependency, Family conflict, Grief/Loss, Infidelity, Life transitions, Mid-life issues, Moms and caregivers, Panic & Phobias, Parent Child Relationship, Relationships, Self-Esteem / empowerment, Stress Management, Women’s Issues

CBT, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, Holistic / Integrative Therapy, Non-religious therapy, LGBTQ+ Affirming

Kristal Kinzer LPCC at Elevation Counseling in Albuquerque