Kristen obtained her Masters of Art Therapy and Counseling from the Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville and specialized in substance abuse and complex trauma. Kristen came to Monte Nido with prior experience as an eating disorder therapist and served as a primary therapist and assistant clinical director at our Rain Rock and Eating Disorder Center of Portland facilities. Kristen now works as the Clinical Director at the Eating Disorder Center of Eugene. With a background of 18 years as a competitive figure skater, Kristen particularly loves working with athletes.
“I’m an avid painter and love nature so Oregon is heaven for me! I love exploring the Pacific Northwest with my partner and finding all the hidden gems this place has to offer. I feel lucky I get to spend my summers kayaking down the Mckenzie or Willamette, camping in old growth forests and painting on the coast. On top of that I work with an amazing group of passionate people so life is pretty good.”