Kiersten Amport is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with experience working with individuals, children, adolescents, and families. Kiersten focuses on building a strong client relationship while employing a variety of therapeutic approaches to best support each individual client. She practices a client-centered and strengths-based approach while utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectal Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy. Kiersten implements a holistic approach to empower clients and help them gain the tools needed to endure the ups and downs of life while maintaining balance and peace.
Before coming to Polaris Counseling, Kiersten treated children and adolescents in a hospital setting working to overcome a variety of challenges including depression, anxiety, mood disorders, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, and school refusal. Kiersten has considerable experience working with survivors of domestic and sexual violence. She has supported adult clients and families with issues surrounding healthy versus unhealthy relationships, boundaries, codependence, self-esteem, communication, parenting, and trauma. She also has experience facilitating psychoeducational and support groups with adults, adolescents, and children.
Kiersten received her Masters and Bachelors in Social Work from Aurora University. She enjoys spending time with family, friends, and with her dog. She appreciates nature and loves to stay active and travel.
What people are saying about Kiersten:
“Last year I sought out counseling and was scheduled to meet with Kiersten. Upon my very first session with Kiersten I immediately felt at ease and comfortable. Kiersten is very gentle, soft spoken person. She listened attentively, always focused on me and gave me great feedback. Because of her obvious passion for her work, I kept going back once a week for roughly 6 months to meet with Kiersten. I always looked forward to our sessions because afterward, I felt empowered and more confident. Being a victim of domestic abuse can take years to recover from and even then, I don’t think you ever get completely over it. However, with the help of compassionate people like Kiersten, victims like me can move forward and lead a happy, healthy life knowing we deserve better.”…
Kiersten’s Recommended Readings:
The Primal Teen – Barbara Strauch
The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself – Michael A. Singer
The Explosive Child – Ross W. Greene
The Narcissism Epidemic – Jean Twenge and W. Keith Campbell
The Invisible Gorilla – Christopher F. Chabris and Daniel Simons
The Man Who Couldn’t Stop – David Adam
Queen Bee Moms & Kingpin Dads – Rosalind Wiseman
Odd Girl Out – Rachel Simmons
I’m Not Mad, I Just Hate You! – Michelle Silver and Roni Cohen-Sandler
Raising Cain – Dan Kindlon