Kristin Hoffman, MA, LCMHC, LCAS, CCS, RYT

Kristin Hoffman, MA, LCMHC, LCAS, CCS, RYT

Certifications:

  • Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC)
  • Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist (LCAS)
  • Comprehensive Community Services (CCS)
  • Registered Yoga Teacher

Area of Focus:

  • Working with the substance use population through empathic understanding and CBT based interventions to support long-term sobriety
  • Marriage/couples counseling through the Gottman method
  • Working with individuals with a history of traumatic events through EMDR therapy
  • Utilizing a combination of person centered therapy with evidence based techniques to support both individuals and groups on anxiety and depression
  • Holistic healing through Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Therapy, meditation, and yogic philosophy and practice

Education:

  • Bachelors of Science in Psychology, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
  • Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

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Professional Background

Kristin Hoffman is a licensed clinical mental health counselor, licensed clinical addictions specialist, certified clinical supervisor, and certified yoga instructor with 8 years of experience working with individuals who struggle with mental health symptomology and addiction issues. She found her way into this field due to a passion for helping others and understanding human nature through empathy and support. While completing her bachelors degree in psychology, she realized to truly understand why humans do the things they do, she needed to be able to work face to face with them. I went on to achieve her masters degree in clinical mental health counseling, affording her the ability to engage therapeutically with others in a professional setting.

Upon completing her degrees, she found herself drawn specifically towards working with the substance use population, as she felt a great amount of empathy towards the hardships they have faced in their lives. She began working at an inpatient rehabilitation hospital shortly after completing her schooling. This allowed her to gain expertise and understanding of how to work with the substance use population, as well as how to address comorbidities that accompany this unique population. She earned her license as a clinical addictions specialist, as well as a certified clinical supervisor for the substance abuse board of North Carolina.

Kristin has worked as a substance abuse counselor, working specifically with the young male population, and as an outpatient counselor working with adults and couples. She is trained in the Gottman method of marriage and couples counseling, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing therapy, and strives to address anxiety, depression, and trauma through variations of Cognitive Behavioral therapy.

In addition to her direct care with individuals from various populations, she also has experience in program management over inpatient and outpatient teams of clinicians. This has afforded her the opportunity to offer direction and clinical supervision to therapists with a variety of specialties. This has allowed her to gain expertise in caring for clients and patients, as well as supervision and oversight of clinical programs for substance use and mental health.