Kristi Wilson, MA LMFT
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
At a very young age, addiction had a seat at my family’s dinner table. Although I did not suffer from this disease, I was affected by it in ways I didn’t even realize. I wondered why was I hurting so much from a disease that afflicted someone else? This question took me on a journey that led me to choosing a career as a therapist.
I first noticed the effect of systemic Family Therapy watching professionals address addiction not just as an individual crisis, but as a family issue. This opened my eyes to the complexity of family systems, and I became a Marriage & Family Therapist. Since that early family experience, I have experience working with issues of depression, anxiety, attachment, trauma, grief & loss, and other relationship dynamics.
My goal is to instill hope, provide a safe space, and empathically join with each individual or couple while on the journey of recovery from whatever issue stands in their way. I choose to work with individuals, couples and families over age 18.
I do maintain and interest in working with individuals and couples who suffer from the disease of addiction. My professional passion is to support families in recognizing that addiction is not just a disease of a single individual, but of the entire family system. I believe that we all have the opportunity to recover when everyone is involved in making efforts to develop healthy coping skills, set appropriate boundaries, and address codependency or other unhealthy behaviors.
I earned my Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology at Kutztown University and went on to complete my Master’s of Arts in Marriage in Family Therapy with a focus in addictions at LaSalle University. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, listening to Harry Potter audiobooks, and spending time with my family.