Kristan Dziurzynski Therapist Bio

About Kristan Dziurzynski, PhD, MHCA

I view discomfort not as something to be avoided, but as a catalyst for change. Psychotherapy can be uncomfortable because the process involves approaching the barriers that restrict you. I value transparency and my style is direct. I believe finding a therapist you genuinely trust and feel safe with is the most essential piece to gain from any therapeutic intervention. As such, I strongly encourage you to be patient with yourself and listen to how you feel when searching for that fit.
I am completing my Postdoctoral Fellowship year and provide psychotherapy and assessment services (e.g., diagnostic clarification) to individuals ages 15+. I have focused my career on being formally trained in delivering empirically supported treatments, with an emphasis on exposure-based and cognitive-behavioral based therapies (e.g., PE, CPT, CBT, EX/RP).
I believe exposure techniques empower individuals to live a life of meaning, even in the presence of inevitable strife, conflict, and distress. I am also well versed in veteran/military and ‘geek and gamer’ culture, and excited to bring that cultural understanding into our psychotherapy sessions, if applicable.

 

You can request an appointment with Dr. Kristan Dziurzynski via phone (206-742-5312) or email ().

Qualifications

  • License: Washington / MC 61091560
  • School: University of North Texas

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Relationship Issues

Issues

  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Testing and Evaluation

Age

  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)

 Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Cognitive Processing (CPT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Exposure Response Prevention
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Prolonged Exposure Therapy
  • Psychological Testing and Evaluation
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused