Dr. Kristina Wilder, PhD
I feel very fortunate to have the job that I do because it allows me the unique opportunity to work with people who want to understand and better their own lives. Ultimately, I think clients often approach therapy with justifiable concern and caution about the difficulties they are wanting to address. So, I view therapy as a team effort, where my clients and I work together to help them make those changes and manage challenges that arise along the way. Our first task in working together is to create a really solid therapeutic relationship between us, on which we can build an understanding of why the client is struggling, and a plan to overcome that. Therapy is fundamentally about changing beliefs and attitudes that aren’t working for us, whether those are about ourselves, the world, or our feelings. I will work with you on those changes to help make the difficulties you face easier to overcome.
I earned my PhD in Clinical Psychology at St. John’s University in New York. I work with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I use a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approach, with techniques from REBT, DBT, and mindfulness as well. I look forward to helping you on your journey.