Dr. Kristin Henke is a licensed psychologist in the state of Missouri and is in the process of becoming a member of PSYPACT, allowing her to practice telepsychology in most states. She earned a Bachelor’s degree from Missouri State University in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Kinesiology, with an emphasis in Sport Psychology, from California State University, Fullerton. She has a doctorate in Clinical Psychology, with a concentration in Sport and Performance Psychology, from the Graduate School of Professional Psychology at the University of Denver.
Kristin has a passion for working with college students and enjoys the process of helping students work through difficult times, build life skills, learn how to navigate relationships, and transition into adulthood. Her experience in counseling centers includes positions at colleges in Colorado, Missouri, and Illinois. Her areas of expertise include sport and performance psychology, having worked on both mental health and performance-based issues with athletes from youth sports through Division I athletics. She is also competent in the diagnosis and treatment of eating disorders through her internship at Mizzou.
When working with clients, Kristin tends to use a Psychodynamic framework, whereas she thinks about how past experiences and relationships can influence current behavioral patterns and dysfunction. She also integrates Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques such as goal setting, journaling, and Mindfulness-based techniques like deep breathing and progressive relaxation to help with symptom relief. Kristin believes in the validation and acceptance of all identities and seeks to create a safe space where all feel heard and understood.
Kristin and her husband live on their farm in rural Mercer County, where they grow and raise crops, livestock, and three busy kids.
Specialties: sport and performance (music, public speaking, etc.) issues, eating and body image concerns, depression, anxiety, crisis management, transitional issues, relationship concerns, trauma, identity exploration