Kirsten Romney

LCSW

Kirsten is a compassionate and attuned therapist who has been working with individuals, youth, and families for many years. She is curious and empathetic and brings a belief that everyone inherently wants to do well. Kirsten has years of experience working with children, teens, and families impacted by trauma, families struggling to cope with challenging behaviors, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, LGBTQIA identity work, attachment and adoption issues, learning challenges at school, and difficulty coping with ADHD. Kirsten has training in and utilizes Collaborative Problem Solving model, cognitive behavioral therapy, internal family systems, play therapy, sand tray therapy, and dialectical behavior therapy.

Kirsten is a Canadian who had the fortune of growing up in many places, including the Caribbean and the Southwestern United states. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of New Mexico with a degree in psychology and a minor in women’s studies. She went on to pursue her master’s in social work from Portland State University. Kirsten has worked in a variety of settings, including psychiatric day treatment, residential care for youth, and was both a therapist and clinical director at a program that specialized in care for middle schoolers experiencing mental illness. An avid learner, Kirsten routinely seeks out opportunities to learn more and improve her practice, particularly when it comes to supporting folks from marginalized communities.

Kirsten spends her free time enjoying the many outdoor activities Bend has to offer with her partner, including ice hockey, skiing, and cycling. When indoors, she enjoys cooking and spoiling her beloved cat Milo.

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