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Kristen Hawkins, MA, ATR-P
651-486-4828, ext 303
kristenh@minnesotarenewal.org

About Kristen:  Kristen believes that seeking out help through therapy is a courageous step and would be honored to come alongside anyone in his or her journey.  Kristen Hawkins is an art therapist and mental health counselor.  She received her masters degree in Adlerian Psychotherapy and Counseling with a focus in art therapy at Adler Graduate School in Richfield, Minnesota.  Her bachelors degree was completed at Bethel University in Saint Paul, Minnesota, where she majored in Philosophy.  Kristen has enjoyed pioneering art therapy at Regions Hospital Mental Health Inpatient and Regions DayBridge Partial Hospitalization Program where she has worked with adults with a wide range of mental health disorders and trauma histories.

Kristen works primarily as an art therapist using art as a tool in the therapeutic process, but is also able to offer talk therapy alone.  Art therapy does not require artistic experience or skill, only an openness to authentically create and learn through the creative process.  Kristen helps clients to freely express emotions and experiences, heal from difficult experiences, change thought patterns, integrate conflicting parts of the self, find balance in brain-functioning, identify strengths, develop resilience, envision new possibilities, and connect deeply with their sense of meaning and purpose.  Art is a doorway into the soul, and by offering art therapy Kristen helps clients tap into deeper resources quickly and safely.  Kristen’s greatest joy is to help people come alive and heal through art therapy.  Kristen also enjoys making her own art, connecting with family and friends, running, cooking, gardening, and yoga.

Specialties:  Art Therapy, Trauma-Focused Art Therapy, Adlerian Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Existential Therapy, Christian Counseling, Spiritual Questions or Issues, Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Trauma, Personality Disorders, and Psychosis

Types of Therapy: Individual Adolescents and Adults

Insurances Accepted: Under supervision, Kristen Hawkins is able to bill insurance companies.
Blue Cross Blue Shield, Health Partners, Preferred One, UCare - others are still pending approval. Please check with your insurance carrier for the specifics of your coverage.