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About Me

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Kristy Messier, LPC, LADC

Professional Counselor Psychotherapist

 

Kristy holds a Master Science degree from the University of Phoenix and Post University. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Connecticut.  


Clinically trained at the University of Phoenix, Kristy's training focused on working with substance use / addictions, anxiety disorders, depression, or bipolar disorder, life changes, trauma and PTSD, behavioral issues, self harm, family conflict, grief & loss, and much more.

 

Kristy's approach developed during her academic and experiential work as well as many diverse post graduate trainings. This training includes a rich foundation in:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Solution Focused Therapy

Dialectical Behavioral Skills Training (DBT)

Trauma Focused Therapies

Motivational Interviewing

Mindfulness Based Therapies

She regularly attends clinical trainings to keep current on knowledge and skills relating to specific treatment approaches as well as furthering her expertise in the science of behavior, human development across the lifespan, and emotional and psychological wellness.   

 

Kristy began her career working at a Methadone Clinic treating co-occurring mental health and addiction issues and became very well versed in medication assisted therpy (MAT). From there, she worked within Hartford HealthCare as a clinician in a co-occurring IOP program where she facilitated groups and provided individual therapy, as well as family sessions and case management. She went on to develop the adult co-occurring program from the ground up with The Village for Families and Children, which provided therapy services for those with dual diagnoses. She currently works for the State of CT providing oversight of various DMHAS funded programs.

Kristy is highly experienced in working closely with other medical and mental health professionals, school professionals, and other community associations to help people gain relief from symptoms while developing greater insight and awareness, reducing problematic or disruptive behaviors, improving interpersonal, family, academic, career and community functioning, and overall well being. 

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