Kristen Branson, LMHCA

Kristen Branson, LMHCA

Pronouns: They/She

Kris has always had a passion for helping people. They have always aspired to be in this place of
healing with others. Kris approaches this work with gratitude and a dedication to provide space
for their clients. Their first step was completing their Bachelor of Arts from Fairhaven College at
Western Washington University titled Psychological Perspectives on Trauma and Healing. Kris
has worked in substance use disorder settings and as a social worker several years. Kris graduated
from Saybrook University with a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Kris believes
every person deserves quality mental health care and is grateful to be able to work with
others to achieve this goal. They offer therapy to individuals, couples, and families with a
variety of unique experiences and concerns such as loneliness, depression, and anxiety. Kris
also has experience and is passionate about working with teens and adults struggling with
substance use and members of the LGBTQ+ community. 

Kris's approach to therapy is person-centered and trauma-informed, with a foundation in
social justice. They believe each person has a story completely unique to themselves that
deserves to be heard and understood. They work to create a trusting relationship with their
clients to best support them and develop a way forward. Kris pulls from therapies such as
Narrative, Dialectical Behavioral (DBT), Strengths-based, Solution Focused, Motivational
Interviewing, and Feminist/Queer theory.

These approaches and techniques help Kris work with their clients to discover and tap into
their own wellness. While finding solutions to certain concerns is important, Kris focuses on
creating a "brave space" for their clients to dig deep, uncover new perspectives, and find
areas of strength and resource that often reside on the edges and ledges of our comfort
zones. Kris is committed to supporting their clients in finding those places where progress is
made, offering an empathetic, calm, and encouraging presence.

Kris is a licensed mental health counselor associate (MC61437931, NPI# 1598377475). They are supervised by Sharayah Lewis, LMHC (LH60632926; NPI# 1528479938).

Credentials and Training

  • NPI# 1598377475
  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate in Washington State (MC61437931)
  • Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Saybrook
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychological Perspectives on Trauma and Healing from Western Washington University

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Evernorth (formerly Cigna)
  • First Choice
  • Kaiser PPO
  • LifeWise
  • Premera / Blue Cross of Washington
  • Regence
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Self-Pay / Out-of-Network

Kris helps clients facing many challenges.

  • Individual Counseling
  • Discernment Counseling
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Telehealth Sessions

Kris Branson is a master's-level associate mental health counselor under supervision by Sharayah Lewis, LMHC at Twin Lakes Counseling. Their rate is $155 per session (ask about our self-pay discount!)

Let’s Begin

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