Kristin Miyoko Papa (She/her)

Accepting Clients

I support overthinkers, perfectionists, and people pleasers to reconnect with their core values so they can show up as their authentic self.

Clinical Social Worker in Alexandria, VA


About My Clients

You know you overthink things and want everything to be just right, but you're often left with the feeling like you're not doing enough. It's hard for you to put yourself first or even ask for help. You're usually the the go-to person for your family, friends, or coworkers so prioritizing your own mental health almost feels selfish since you think you "don't have it that bad". You recognize that your inner critic's voice is so loud that you know something needs to change.

My Background and Approach

You're ready to take the step to reconnect with your own needs, make yourself a priority, and clarify your core values so they can be your road map towards the life you want. I specialize in anxious people pleasers and perfectionists who are tired of putting themselves last & want stop feeling guilty about prioritizing their own well-being. I help my clients align their lives with their values & empower them to make sustainable changes. I'll help you learn tools to feel more grounded & to show up as the person you want to be. We'll integrate your core values & mindfulness so we can align our work with what's most important to you. I use a holistic approach & evaluate all areas of your life so you can live a more values-rich life. Therapy with me is non-stuffy, non-judgey, & down-to-earth so you can show up as your true self. Visit my website & schedule a free consultation today!

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I was born with a serious medical condition, which I continue to cope with. While my family was processing the news of my serious health condition and learning that I would need multiple interventions, they met with a social worker. That social worker told them that even if it was hard and scary, to not hold me back. To let my body self-regulate itself with its limitations. To not teach me that I can’t or shouldn’t push myself. To let me learn to trust myself. I've gone through too many interventions and procedures to remember, and my medical condition has impacted my life, however it has also allowed me to grow in many ways. I decided I wanted to be a licensed therapist to support people who have their own challenges and walk along side them in their journey. My core values that drive my practice are hope, service, open-heartedness, and compassion and I support clients so they can also learn to trust themselves and prioritize their own mental health needs.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
  • Lyra Health
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 19 years of practice
  • Languages: Español, Italiano
  • Rate: $225 - 225/session

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