Kristen Pagulayan (She/Her)

LCSW
Accepting Clients

Cultivate Your Life

Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Norwich, CT

Services
  • Individual

About My Clients

Is your life in a constant state of upheaval? Feeling like you are often jumping from one crisis to another. Wanting life to get easier, but feeling unsettled and uncertain in the mundane? Structure and routine provide us with feelings of security and stability. Most of us want to feel secure and stable, but for some of us the mundane is an uneasy place to be. Let me help you navigate the uncertainty of certainty and get some rhythm in your life and your emotions.

My Background and Approach

After years of feeling frustrated with the traditional approach to therapy. That all I had to offer was to talk about the issue and teach skills to cope with it. I was like I was putting a bandaid on a wound that would never fully heal. That is until I found Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). I felt like I could finally give actual resolution and healing to the things in my clients lives, that were keeping them stuck. Sometimes, even without having to talk about it. Since that time, I've only grown further in this practice and my skills--to include Ego State, Flash and several others that focus on real solutions and healing, rather than ongoing wound care.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe talking about the painful things in your life, can be re-traumatizing. While therapy does not always feel good. It is my belief that asking you to retell everything painful that's ever happened to you, is not always the best path to healing. The space is always there and I welcome it, but I never want a client to feel pressured to answer a question that makes them uncomfortable. I want my clients to communicate what they are feeling about our work together. Some of my best sessions have started with clients saying they were dreading seeing me. No I'm not a masochist! Maybe, I said something upsetting and I am grateful for the opportunity to explore it further or perhaps we need to change the direction or path of our work together. No matter what the reason is, the relationship just like any other, deepens. I develop a better understanding of you the individual and how to best tailor the work to serve you in the most beneficial manner.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Medicaid
  • United Behavioral Health (UBH)
  • United Healthcare
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 13 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $150 - 150/session

Info

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Norwich, CT 06360
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Mililani, HI 96789

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