Kristian Owens

Kristian Owens

Licensed Clinical Social Worker & Registered Play Therapist

Owner/Founder

Kristian Owens

Kristian Owens

Licensed Clinical Social Worker & Registered Play Therapist

Owner/Founder

Hi, my name is Kristian Owens and I have a deep passion for helping young people live a resilient life!

One of the things that I admire most about young people is their resilience (i.e. their ability to recover from difficulties). I’ve had the privilege to practice in various settings, including private, public, and alternative schools, inpatient facilities, community mental health agencies, and private practice. No matter the setting, I always stumbled upon the theme of resilience in my work with children, adolescents, and families. For me, this demonstrated that young people possess the strengths to heal and grow from their life experiences.

In my practice, I aim to provide acceptance, genuineness, and warmth in my interactions with clients and their families. During sessions, I often use my extensive training in play therapy, expressive arts, and brain-body interventions to help individuals make sense of life’s challenges. As an expert in each of these therapeutic approaches, I’ve repeatedly noticed that once I accept a child for who they are as a person, they naturally process and organize their world through therapeutic play and expressive art. In order to optimize treatment success, I also value collaboration with caregivers and other professionals involved in a child’s life.

It is truly a privilege to be doing what I am most passionate about, which is helping young people realize their potential and pursue an abundant life. I consider it a valuable gift to be a witness and partner in a young person’s healing process, and I look forward to serving in this capacity with each interaction I have with a client and family.

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Kristian has limited availability at this time. If you’re ready to start working together, contact us to schedule your initial appointment!

Lego® Play Therapy Group

March 19 – April 16, 2022

Our new five-week therapy group aims to provide children ages 8-10 with skills training in social communication, collaborative problem-solving, and fine motor development. This group is ideal for children with a variety of communication and social development difficulties. Due to COVID, we will only be accepting a limited number of registrants and requiring masks.

Children's Yoga Therapy & Sound Healing Workshop - Resilient Child Therapy Institute