Welcome to my site! My name is Kristen Tomczyszyn and I’m a native Texan. I received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Texas State University in 2004. Following graduation I worked for the American Cancer Society in Austin and loved providing emotional support to cancer patients and their loved ones. Through this experience, I realized my passion for helping others. I earned my masters degree in counseling from Saint Edward's University in Austin in 2011. I worked in private practice seeing adolescents and their families in Austin for a few years. I then transitioned my focus to young adults and women's issues.
I began my own personal therapy as a teen, where I learned to better understand myself and my experiences. I returned to therapy in college and found that having a space carved out each week for myself increased my wellbeing, interpersonal skills, and relationships. I value mental health and have done my own work and continue to heal and grow. Let's face it, there are certain experiences we need to talk about and process with someone, but are hard to share with friends and family.
As a therapist, I specialize in providing support and guidance to young adults, adults, and women who are struggling with various challenges. My sessions are focused on creating an environment of understanding and compassion, where clients can feel comfortable sharing their fears and insecurities. I offer a safe space where individuals can gain insight into their thoughts and emotions, while working through the issues that are holding them back. I strive to help clients treat themselves with more compassion and love. I believe the relationship formed between the therapist and client is the most important aspect of the therapeutic process. My clients have expressed that I am easy to talk to, easy to trust.
I'm a mom with two kids and I understand the many challenges and changing seasons of motherhood. I support the LGBTQIA+ community and have deep respect for every individual.
I love adventures, hiking, reading, spin classes, spending time with friends and family, trying out new restaurants, and cuddling animals, especially my long hair dachshund Tilly!