Kristina Radnoti, MA, LPC
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor working in Boulder, Colorado. I have over 7 years of experience in the mental health field. These experiences include: providing neurofeedback for individuals with addiction, PTSD, and ADD/ADHD at a substance abuse rehabilitation center, mentoring young adults in a day treatment program, working with adults in a home-based recovery program, teaching emotional regulation skills groups for teens and adults, and seeing individuals in private practice.
I have a warm, gentle and intuitive approach. My work is founded on the belief that each human being has the inherent qualities that fully serve them in healing trauma, emotional dysregulation, and conflict. My work is also informed by modern neuroscience research, which shows that psychological change happens in relationship through present moment connection and awareness. I believe that therapy offers a unique opportunity to experience this type of connection in a way that provides lasting change. I start by building a safe, welcoming and trusting relationship with my clients. I utilize my training in a variety of modalities including: mindfulness, attachment theory, interpersonal neurobiology, EMDR and DBT to tailor an approach to meet each client’s unique needs. I am passionate about helping adolescents, young adults and adults develop new awareness, skills, and confidence to lead a life worth living.
Educational Background: I received a Bachelors of Arts in Transpersonal Psychology from Naropa University in 2008. In 2016, I completed a Masters of Arts in Contemplative Psychotherapy at Naropa University. I have advanced training in EMDR Therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing), DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), and Authentic Relating communication.
Specialty Treatment Areas: Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, Self-harm, Mood Disorders, School Issues, Grief and Loss, OCD, Panic Disorder, Sexual Abuse/Assault, Social Isolation, Spiritual Emergency, Stress Management, Transitional Issues, Mentoring
Teens: Navigating the teen years is a complex and difficult road. Oftentimes, this period is characterized by challenging moods and behaviors. Some teens experience more extreme forms of dysregulation that include: impulsive behavior, self-harm, panic and phobias, OCD, and suicidal ideation/attempts. While it is commonly known that the majority of brain development occurs in early childhood, studies show that the most advanced parts of the brain don’t complete their development until adolescence is over. The teenager’s brain is undergoing massive amounts of change, growth, and re-organization of patterns that will influence the rest of their lives. I offer individual psychotherapy for teenagers, which provides a safe space to experience support as they navigate their worlds. Having an external space where your teen can express their emotions and thoughts outside of friends and parents can be a crucial part of their growth, safety, and development.
Trauma: I specialize in working with individuals who have experienced trauma using EMDR therapy. EMDR is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. Repeated studies show that by using EMDR therapy people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference. The net effect is that clients conclude EMDR therapy feeling empowered by the very experiences that once debased them. Clients find that their wounds have not just closed, they have transformed.
Transition: We often seek therapy when we’re ready for change and part of our life has become unbalanced. A feeling of discontent, depression, or anxiety may have lasted a lifetime, or may have been initiated by a transitional change, such as loss of a relationship or career, or a yearning to grow beyond where we have been stuck. Working through transition involves many different emotions such as grief, anger, denial, confusion. The crux of what I do is help you integrate the various parts that make up your whole being; your emotional, mental, physical and spiritual selves. I use a variety of methods to help facilitate this process, validated by latest neuroscience research. By beginning to integrate the various aspects of your being, you will begin to trust your natural capacity to thrive.