I first met Kiersten on one of the scariest days of my life. I had finally decided to leave an abusive relationship of almost 10 years. I had no idea what was going to happen but I knew my life was about to change drastically. I was extremely uncertain whether or not I was making the right decision but Kiersten’s patience and genuine concern helped me make that hard decision. Through our time together I was able to build a strong and trusting therapeutic bond with her. This is something that I would not have been previously able to do before her help. It has been over a year since our first appointment and I can honestly say that my life has made so many positive changes since then. This would not have been possible without Kiersten’s active listening, non-judgmental and empowering attitude, which allowed me to feel comfortable sharing my difficult story with her. I owe much of my new found safety, peace, and independence to Kiersten and her relentless dedication to my growth and safety. Our work together is something that I will always carry with me and be forever grateful for!