Kristie

Kristie Watts

MA, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT)

Phone: (317) 474-6448 ext. 108
Email: Kristie@GroffandAssociates.com
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As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I am passionate about loving people and watching their lives and relationships transform. I understand life does not always go according to our plan, but I believe together we can watch it change into something more desired. I press into this work and into the lives of others with hope and faith that God can and will do miraculous things. I began this work 10 years ago and in that time God has developed a passion in my heart for teens, parent/child relationships, grief and loss, and perinatal mood disorders. It is my desire to come alongside you and offer guidance, knowledge, and direction in hopes of restoring brokenness into beauty.

Education

  • MA degree, Christian Theological Seminary, Marriage and Family Therapy

Counseling Specialties

  • Adolescents (12-17): anxiety, depression, school performance, friendship struggles, parental relationships
  • Parent/Child Relationships: coaching on positive communication and interaction, restructuring of behaviors and connection, developing coping skills, increasing overall satisfaction of relationship
  • Grief/Loss: navigation, education, support, structure
  • Pregnancy and Postpartum Struggles: Perinatal mood disorders (Postpartum depression, anxiety, OCD, etc), plan for recovery, community support

Training/Experience

  • Ten years working with individuals, couples, and families
  • Perinatal Mood Disorders: Components of Care
  • Tier III Trained Star Behavioral Health Provider– Military
  • Training in Evidence-Based Theory for Treatment of PTSD
  • Flexible Access Clinical Training (FACT A) in Imago Relationship Therapy
  • Prepare/Enrich Certified (Premarital Inventory)

Affiliations

  • Clinical Member, American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)

Programs/Classes

  • Managing Your Mom Anxiety
  • 10 Fun Fixes for Your Child’s Tantrums
  • Postpartum Depression and Anxiety
  • Creating a Peace-Filled Home