about kristen

My name is Kristen Hamilton and I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors. I graduated from Azusa Pacific University with a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology, with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2012.

Over the past 10 years, my professional experiences have been driven by my passion for working with children, youth, families and adults. I have worked in a wide range of settings and populations, including hospital, community and private practice.

I am passionate about helping youth and adults identify and overcome the obstacles that prevent them from reaching their full potential. I seek to provide a safe and non-judgmental space for youth and adults to explore patterns and beliefs that may be hindering them from making meaningful changes in their lives. Together, we can explore and process the impact past wounds and relationships may be having on your sense of self and your relationships. Through processing and beginning to challenge these beliefs, I seek to help my clients feel more empowered and confident in establishing and maintaining their relationship with themselves and others.

therapeutic approaches

In my work with clients, I use components of person-centred theory, attachment theory, family systems theory, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT), mindfulness and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR).

I am also a registered provider for the Crime Victim Assistance Program (CVAP), First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) and LifeWorks EAP.