Meet Kristin

Meet Kristin

Hi, welcome, I’m Kristin Koliha, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker providing online therapy for clients in Ohio, Washington, Oregon, Kentucky, and Rhode Island.  I’m based in Washington state. Having moved around the country at various times in my life – I understand how tough it can be to find footing in new environments and how to create a place that feels like home.  

 

I work with clients who have fast paced, busy lives, and understand the need to prioritize time for themselves being mindful of how you use your time.  I strive to assess each of my client’s needs and goals and tailor treatment planning on an individual and personal basis. Some areas you may find you want to work on include:

  • Relationships and communication
  • How to feel more comfortable in social situations
  • Why it may be hard to connect with others
  • How to manage racing thoughts 
  • Why is it so hard to relax
  • Putting past trauma in to perspective
  • How to feel more connected to my partner and/or children
  • How to believe in yourself
  • Why is it so hard to get a good night sleep
  • What gives me joy and why

 

I use cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness based therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy techniques.  I am also flexible, combining tools and techniques that work best for each client – good mental health is an important component to overall health!

 

Congratulations on reaching out to take the first step – reaching out to get help is hard – change can be scary but it’s also where personal growth occurs.  

 

Education

Bachelors in Psychology from Ohio University

Masters in Social Service Administration from Case Western Reserve University

 

Licensure and Associations

Ohio LISW-S I0008289-S

Washington LICSW LW60809362

Kentucky LICSW 254092

Oregon LCSW 12240

Rhode Island LICSW ISW03435

Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work

National Association of Social Workers