DR. KRISTIN KAZYAKA, PhD-L


Therapist

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Locations: Andersonville & The Loop
Language(s) I Speak: English

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AREAS OF FOCUS

  • ADHD & Attention Issues
  • Adoption
  • Anxiety, OCD & Panic Attacks
  • Anger Management
  • Chronic Pain & Illness
  • Gender Expression & Identity
  • Mood Disorders (Bipolar, Depression, Major Depression)
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Domestic Abuse & Violence
  • Family & Relationship Conflict
  • Gender Exploration, Expression & Identity Affirmation
  • Kink, Sex Positivity & Sex Work
  • Personality Disorders (Antisocial, Borderline, etc.)
  • Social & Restorative Justice
  • Self-Harm & Suicidal Ideation
  • Sexual Abuse & Addiction
  • Transgender & Transitioning
  • Trauma & PTSD

CLIENTS I WORK WITH

  • Individuals (Adults, Seniors)
  • Families (Chosen, Family of Origin, Single Parents)
  • Relationships (Couples, Open, Polyamorous/Polycule)

PHILOSOPHY

I believe therapy is a safe place for you to explore all parts of yourself. Being a human is hard sometimes, and through therapy, we can develop a more grounded connection to ourselves, which impacts how we relate to others and the world around us. I take into consideration your lived experiences and identities as central to your well-being and psychological health.

I approach my therapeutic work from a relational perspective. Through my trauma-informed lens, I first prioritize clients’ own self/body as a place of safety and groundedness. Additionally, I hold space for clients to have a deeper understanding of themselves and who they are in the world. I have a passion for queer and trans-focused therapy, and actively brings curiosity towards the ways in which identities intersect to create your own unique experience in the world. I also have a passion for working with trauma survivors, and use the safety of the therapeutic relationship to promote safety in individuals’ selves. I readily use mindfulness and body-based interventions when working with trauma and am an EMDR-trained therapist.

THERAPY WITH ME

I attempt to lead with love in my work, and utilize a blend of self-compassion and accountability to help clients grow and work towards their goals for therapy. I am known by my clients to be both kind and direct in service towards their healing. I believe that therapy should be tailored to each individual and will work collaboratively with each client to set goals and assess progress in order to meet each client’s needs.

EDUCATION & TRAINING

License:

  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist (License No.  071010178)

Degrees:

  • PhD in Counseling Psychology, Texas Woman’s University
  • Masters in Counseling Psychology, Texas Woman’s University
  • BA in Women & Gender Studies and Psychology, Texas A&M University

TYPES OF THERAPY

Breathwork, Collaborative Couple Therapy (CCT), Creative Art Therapy, Developmental Psychology, Emotion-Focused Individual & Couples Therapy, Arts Therapy, Feminist Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Group Therapy, Humanistic Psychology, Imago Relationship Therapy (IRT), Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS), Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), Mindfulness-Based Interventions, Positive Psychology & Psychotherapy, Psychodynamic Relational Psychotherapy, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Somatic Psychotherapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).