Kristin Mathes (she/hers)

MSW, CSWA

I help adults and adolescents struggling with anxiety discover healing and resilience.

Therapist in Bend, OR

  • Free Initial Consultation
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Services
  • Individual
  • Family
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

Are you or your child experiencing unwanted stress or difficulty processing anxiety? Are you finding yourself stuck in intrusive thought patterns and constant worry? Do you ever feel like stranger in your own body? If you are feeling trapped by symptoms of trauma or anxiety, you are not alone. Let's sort it out together. With a Trauma Informed and Relational Approach you will find relief and (re)experience your joy again.

My Background and Approach

Much of my inspiration comes from my experience as a wilderness therapist and guide for adolescents in treatment. I believe that many symptoms of mental health issues arise from a disconnection. Whether that be in our relationship with our own bodies or with the people in our lives. Together we will explore the impacts of shame- the driver of disconnection. We will identify underlying trauma impacting your anxiety, depression, or other behavioral issues. I am a trained Brainspotting therapist, a focused treatment on relieving the body of unresolved emotional pain and/or traumas. You will gain an understanding of your nervous system and how it effects your mind and body. You will learn evidence based tools for emotional regulation, which means you'll be breathing easier and feeling more in control of your own emotions again.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

As human beings, we each deeply desire and deserve a sense of belonging - that is to be loved, to be understood, and to be accepted. I believe that connection and relationship are at the core of all healing. I was trained with a Social Systems lens, so in both my practice and personal life I believe it is important for us to look at each facet of our identities (gender, sex, religion, race, culture, class, etc) and how these identities interact with our shame, trauma, and sense of belonging.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Oregon Health Plan
  • PacificSource
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 3 years of practice
  • Languages: English

Info

Email Kristin
296 SW Columbia Street
suite d-2
Bend, OR 97702

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