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Kjerstin Gurda, LCSW  (she/her/hers)

Kjerstin partners with her clients to foster healing, growth, and resiliency. She believes in each person’s ability to find meaning and strength in the process and works with clients toward sustainable change.  Kjerstin offers trauma-specific therapy for adults, teens, and parent-child pairs with a range of approaches including EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing), Brainspotting, Narrative Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), and Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP).  Kjerstin also has extensive experience in supporting women and families in fertility, pregnancy, loss, childbirth trauma, postpartum depression and anxiety, and parenting. 

Kjerstin also works with clients around issues including depression, anxiety, grief & loss, life transitions, medical and health issues, academic stress, foster care/adoption/attachment, and relationships. Kjerstin uses CBT, Experiential Therapy, Play Therapy, DBT skills, and Motivational Interviewing. Kjerstin has her MSW from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has been working with children, adolescents, families, and adults in many capacities for 15 years. 

  • Anxiety 

  • ADHD

  • Bipolar and Related Disorders

  • Caregiving Stressors

  • Depression

  • Dissociative Disorders

  • Divorce

  • Foster Care/Adoption

  • Grief

  • Health Concerns

  • Inequity and Discrimination 

  • Life Transitions 

  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum, Infertility 

  • Racial Identity 

  • Sexual Concerns

  • Trauma and PTSD

  • Women's Issues

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