Kirsten is passionate about helping people develop a broad set of tools to enable relationships to thrive. In particular, she seeks to instill the capacity for insight and clarity of thought, emotional open-heartedness and non-reactivity, as well as grounded physical health. It is her belief that we all have the capacity to develop a balance that allows us to experience optimal health. Discerning that balance, and cultivating the discipline and support we require is essential to mental health and well-being.
After being raised in Kansas City, receiving an undergraduate business degree in Boulder, Colorado and working as a teacher in a small school for gifted children, Kirsten began five years of graduate work & post graduate family therapy training in Seattle in 1990. Upon moving to Flagstaff in 2001, Kirsten has found Northern Arizona to be a wonderful place to raise her two daughters and enjoy the natural beauty, excellent climate. and rich cultural diversity of the region.