About Kristen Wright
I have a doctorate in clinical psychology. I received my Bachelor of Science in psychology at Central Michigan University and then relocated the Chicago School of Professional Psychology to earn my Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Doctorate of Clinical Psychology from an APA accredited program. I started my clinical work as a counselor at Kennedy King College’s Wellness Center, then continued on to work for the city of Chicago at Lawndale Community Behavior Health Center, and completed my internship year working full-time Adult Out-Patient Addiction Services at Linden Oaks at Edwards. My experiences in these settings have provided a great learning base about the nature of human resilience and have led me to highly value the advocacy side of psychology. For me, part of the beauty of diversity is that there are so many variations of behaviors, identities, and ways to be in the world, allowing that there is always more to discover and learn.
Therapy is about creating a safe space for you to be able to explore yourself and the situations in your life. I work with individuals, couples and families (with no judgments about how you many define your family) and groups for therapy. My current focus in psychology is working with gender and sexual minorities. I am comfortable with the idea of my clients as the expert on themselves and I am the bringer of a psychologically-based toolkit to the journey that is therapy. I believe what is meaningful to an individual is highly important and pull heavily from Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) tools. I am also qualified to provide psychological assessments.