Kristin Morton, LCPC
Kristin is a Licensed Certified Professional Counselor in Maryland who received her Masters degree in Counseling Psychology from Frostburg State University in 2001. Since that time, Kristin has practiced in a variety of settings including college, community and crisis care.
Services and Specialties:
Teletherapy, individual therapy, and family therapy for teenagers (ages 15 and up) and for adults
- Identity Issues
- Difficult Life Transitions
- Motherhood/Birth Issues
- Sexual Assault
- Healing/Living with Oppression (racism, sexism etc)
In Kristin’s Words:
I work with clients to navigate the challenges they are facing and to help them discover the best path forward. My approach is very relaxed and warm and I often use humor as part of the therapy process. I believe that clients are the experts in their own lives and that we can work together to discover solutions and new ways of understanding what they are experiencing. I practice according to my own values of compassion, honesty, and belief in human goodness. I commit my full attention, experience, and deep caring in an environment that is free of judgment. I strive to provide a safe, comfortable and relaxed private space.
I work actively on being anti-racist in my work and my life and am committed to providing a safe and welcoming space for LGBTQIA clients. I believe in health at every size.
My approach is client-focused and collaborative. I primarily use Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy and Narrative Therapy practices to navigate the territory that clients are facing. I also lean on mindfulness, some Eastern philosophy and my own life experience. These modalities help me explore and expand upon client strengths, abilities, accomplishments and values. As a therapist I am both gentle and firm. I sometimes perceive the role as a Trail Guide. I hold the flashlight while the client hikes through the (often quite difficult) terrain of their past and present life. No matter how hard the trail, I will be there, but it is the client that is doing the hike. I will use the flashlight to illuminate the things that are critical to look at and I will be there to remind them of their amazing ability to make it through.
I believe in supporting clients to create lives worth living; lives lived with purpose and according to their own values; and lives that allow them to be connected to themselves and to those that they love in healthy and sustainable ways. I am pretty new to this area, a reader, dog lover traveler, teenager mom and embracer of human complexity in all of the way it shows up.
Kristin is a Licensed Professional Counselor.