You are probably seen as the “strong one” who, on the surface, appears to have it all together. Everyone goes to you for *all the things* because they know you will handle it. Why? Because you get things done and it’s just always been this way. You likely thrive off being busy, where the thought of being emotionally vulnerable and resting, seem absolutely appalling and foreign. You’re unsure of the last time you took any time for yourself and the idea of self-care is laughable because you simply do not have the time.
Hey there, I’m Dr. Kristina Dingus Keuhlen, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Supervisor. I help high-achieving, Type A individuals who strive for excellence learn how to navigate relinquishing control, establish boundaries, and lean into delegation and trusting themselves and others. My clients tend to push themselves to the point of exhaustion due to the belief that they need to do everything themselves in order for anything to be done correctly. They often minimize themselves, their accomplishments, and emotions and wind up feeling over-committed, burnt out, and often, resentful, taken advantage of, and overextended.
I specialize in anxiety, grief, stress, and trauma and provide systemic clinical mental health psychotherapy services to individuals, couples, and families. I utilize an intentionally eclectic approach of therapeutic modalities to suit the needs of my clients with CBT, EMDR, and structural and systems theories rooted through a lens of mindfulness.
I work best with those who are ready to do the hard work and dig in to exploring what may be keeping them stuck, who embrace the therapeutic process with curiosity, and are ready to be honest with themselves, and make a change so they can shift from surviving to thriving.
I view success for my clients in helping them reach their goals as efficiently as possible, while also gently pushing them to challenge their worldviews. When we work together, I’ll help you embrace the mess, minimize stress, and find calm in the chaos.
I provide a warm, down-to-earth, and nonjudgmental space to empower each person to create change to live the life of their desires. When you’re ready to say goodbye to the beliefs and routines that are no longer serving you, schedule your free 15 minute phone consultation so we can start you on the path where you no longer have to be everything, to everyone, everywhere, all the time.
The Extras: Credentials, Education, & Training — What does it all mean?
In order for me to become a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I …
- earned a Master of Science from Texas Woman’s University,
- passed the Association of Marital & Family Therapy Regulatory Board Examination,
- completed over 3,000 hours of supervised clinical experience with clients, and…
- participated in countless of hours of trainings and continuing education.
- Doctor of Philosophy in Marriage and Family Therapy from Texas Woman’s University
- Dissertation: An Exploration of the Experiences of Caregivers Raising Children with a Cystic Fibrosis Diagnosis and the Relationship between Anxiety, Depression, and Quality of Life: An online exploratory mixed-methods study
- Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy
- Master of Arts in Psychology with an emphasis in Mediation & Conflict Resolution
- Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
- Texas State Boards of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapist Approved Supervisor License #202859
- State of Montana Board of Behavioral Health – License #BBH-LMFT-LIC-64582
- State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapists and Clinical Professional Counselors – License #4607-R
- American Association for Marriage and Family Therapists Fundamentals of Supervision
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) pending certification
- Grief Educator Certification with David Kessler
- Gottman Level 1 Training
- Dingus Keuhlen, K (2022). The 5-Minute Mindfulness Journal for Teens: Practices to Improve Focus, Relieve Anxiety, and Find Calm. Rockridge Press.
- Dingus Keuhlen, K., Donald, K., Falbo, R., Lekuti, Y., Marroquin, L., & Ladd, L (2020). Stop! Collaborate and Listen: A Content Analysis of Peer-Reviewed Articles Investigating Parenting Strategies for Managing Adolescent Internet Use. Contemporary Family Therapy, 42. 10.1007/s10591-019-09510-z.
- American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Clinical Fellow & Approved Supervisor Candidate
- EMDR International Association
- Texas Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
- National Alliance on Mental Illness
Clinical Supervised Training
- Promise House: an emergency shelter and transitional living program for homeless and at-risk youth. Here I gained extensive training and experience in crisis and trauma-informed care working with children, teens and adolescents, and young adults. I also led weekly Love & Logic parenting classes to help parents and caregivers fulfill state requirements for reunification with their children.
- UT Southwestern Medical Center Family Studies Center: working with individuals, couples, and families experiencing chronic medical illness where the clinical focus is on strength, hope, and resiliency.
- Texas Woman’s University Counseling and Family Therapy Clinic: working with a wide variety of clients presenting with PTSD, anxiety, depression, sexual identity, family conflict, infidelity, interracial relationships, and LGBTQ struggles.
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