Kristen offers individual and group psychotherapy, meditation instruction, therapeutic movement-based classes, and special events such as workshops and retreats to adolescents, adults, couples and families. To learn more about any of the client services Kristen offers, click the links below or contact her.
INDIVIDUAL, COUPLES, AND FAMILY THERAPY
With a body-centered therapeutic approach grounded in Internal Family Systems Therapy and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Kristen is dedicated to working with adolescents, adults, couples and families to provide collaborative, holistic psychotherapy. Both for those seeking growth, insight, or therapy as self-care and for those struggling with one or more systemic or mental health issues—perhaps depression, anxiety, an eating disorder or uneasy relationship with food, negative body image, symptoms following a traumatic event or loss, discord within a family system, difficulty with relationships, school, work, or family functioning, or trouble adjusting to a significant life shift—Kristen approaches psychotherapy with compassion, respect, and an eye for facilitating change and healing. Kristen utilizes body-based methods to increase the number of “roads in” to healing, by using
not only awareness of emotions, thoughts and behaviors but also the wisdom of the body to bring about lasting change.
Intake/90-minute session: $160
60-minute session: $140
45-minute session: $120
For those who may not currently be able to afford the above rates but who are interested in doing therapy with Kristen, she does offer a number of sliding scale spots. Please contact her to inquire about current availability of sliding scale spots and rates.
As a facilitator of therapeutic groups, Kristen strives to attune and attend to the emotional states, spatial organization, and present-moment dynamics of the group, as well as the individual members comprising the group. Group therapy presents a unique opportunity for clients to build awareness of the thoughts, emotions, physical experiences, and behaviors that arise in relation to others. Kristen’s therapy groups are not intended to be an avenue for doing individual therapy in front of others, nor watching someone else receive individual therapy from the group leader(s). She strives instead to use group therapy to promote opportunities to learn not only about a topic, but also about oneself in relation to others exploring that topic; to discover not only how to connect with self and others, but also how to break out of the patterns that habitually cut off connection. Group participants discover the strength of finding voice as well as the strength that comes from the support of the group itself.
CURRENT THERAPY GROUPS
Meditation, Movement and Therapeutic Mindfulness
Whether you are looking to connect more peacefully to your own body, to decrease depression or anxiety symptoms, to work with the impact of trauma in your body, or simply to explore how movement, breath, posture and meditation can increase your wellbeing, this group offers many opportunities. You will learn new ways to self-regulate and connect in a healthy way to yourself and your body. The group generally begins with a seated meditation practice (instructions given as needed), then moves into movement-based techniques and group activities to promote growth, a sense of calmness in the body, and connection to others. Each group provides support tailored to the needs of the members present. This group is held Tuesday evenings from 6:00 to 7:15 PM at 429 Gammon Place, Suite #200. It is run in 4-week intervals with a cost of $160 for a 4-week session. If you are interested in joining this group, please contact Kristen at 815.520.6023 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lunch and Eating Disorder Support Group
Co-led by Kristen Radtke, LPC-IT, CMI and Dr. Andrea Vogel, LPC as a service of the Eating Disorder Support Network, this group is intended for individuals who are recovering from an eating disorder. Participants are invited to bring their own lunch, which must be appropriate and in compliance with their current meal plan (if applicable), and engage in a therapeutic process group focused on eating disorder recovery. The group is held Wednesday afternoons from 12:00 to 1:00 PM at 429 Gammon Place, Suite #200. It is currently run as a drop-in group. If you are interested in attending this group for the first time, please contact Dr. Andrea Vogel at 608.824.7283.
UPCOMING THERAPY GROUPS
In Search of Transcendence: A Women’s Spirituality and Support Group
This group is run as a set of 6 weeks, first date of group and time TBD. Cost for the 6-week session is $240. If you are interested in registering for this group, please contact Kristen at 815.520.6023 or at email@example.com.
Meditation has been shown to have many benefits for those who practice it regularly, including anxiety and depression symptom reduction, increase in ability to maintain focus and concentration, increased ability to tolerate difficult or distressing emotions, and improved ability to handle stress. For those interested in receiving instruction in meditation in a one-on-one setting, Clear Path offers private meditation instruction in the Zen tradition. This format may be useful for those interested in learning meditation who, for a variety of reasons—including anxiety, history of trauma, difficulty attending to breath or bodily sensations, or concerns about learning in a group setting— would benefit from individually-tailored instruction. To schedule one-on-one meditation sessions with Clear Path, contact Kristen at 815.520.6023 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
60-minute session: $80*
Set of 6 60-minute sessions: $360* ($60 per session)
*30% of proceeds from meditation instruction are donated to The Korinji Foundation.
Meditation events and retreats are run in conjunction with Korinji Zen Monastery, a meditation retreat center located about 50 miles northwest of Madison. For those who have gained at least several months of experience practicing meditation, retreats offer the opportunity to deepen one’s meditation practice and connect with a community of meditators from across the United States and Europe. For details about retreat opportunities and about Korinji, visit korinji.org and click “Upcoming Events.”