Kristen McGeehon, MA, graduated with honors in 2016 from the University of Denver with a degree in International Disaster Psychology. She is currently working toward her professional counselor license in the state of Colorado. She is also beginning the process of becoming trained and certified in the practice of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. She is thrilled to join A.V.O.S. as a clinical extern.
Kristen has worked as a therapist in many different settings and with diverse populations presenting with different issues. Over the past three years, she has worked in community mental health centers, non-profit organizations, and integrated-care hospital settings. During these experiences, Kristen was able to grasp an in-depth understanding of working in a variety of systems and settings, and learned how to work productively and compassionately with clients. Kristen worked at AllHealth Network for a year on the outpatient team, working with adults, adolescents, and families in the community. Kristen also worked for the Aurora Strong Resilience Center, which was founded after the theatre shooting. During this time, Kristen worked with the theatre survivors, refugees, homeless, and domestic violence survivors. Kristen was able to run different groups during these years of experience, including a Girls Empowerment group for local teenaged refugees, a grief and loss group for adults, and an anger management group for adults. Additionally, Kristen has worked internationally with individuals and families who are survivors of the civil war in Sri Lanka. Kristen has a passion for working with trauma, as well as those from all different cultural backgrounds and walks of life.
In her free time, you can find Kristen exploring the Rocky Mountains with her dog and her loved ones. She enjoys reading, swimming, hiking, camping, and most other activities that involve being in nature with close friends. Kristen has found the practice of yoga to be an integral part of her self-care and often integrates the lessons learned on the mat into daily life, as well as into therapy. She finds meaning and inspiration in her work as a therapist, and feels honored to empower each client to tap into their most powerful, resilient selves. She is deeply honored and grateful to be a part of your journey towards a self-sustaining, fulfilling life and looks forward to meeting with you.