Kristen Palmer, LCSW, specializes in working with adolescents dealing with depression, anxiety and behavior problems. Kristen is bilingual and works with clients who only speak Spanish. Also, she has worked with adults and adolescent mothers who were dealing with substance abuse and mental health issues.

Kristen helps people gain insight into the connection between thoughts and actions. Alternative methods are used for a holistic approach such as progressive muscle relaxation, guided imagery, and controlled breathing. She believes in looking at people from a strength-based focus and empowering them. She also enjoys working with people around self-esteem, and behavioral issues in school/home settings. Kristen is aware of the importance of looking at a persons social environment and the impact it may have on treatment. Kristen focuses on creating a non-judgmental, safe environment that people feel comfortable in.

Kristen Palmer is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of North Carolina. Kristen obtained her bachelors and masters degree, in social work, from Rhode Island College School of Social Work. Kristen grew up in the Northeast, where she enjoyed a good blizzard that would allow her to stay home, bake and snuggle on the couch with her dog.

Courage doesn’t happen when you have all the answers. It happens when you are ready to face the questions you have been avoiding your whole life. ~ Shannon L. Alder

The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination. ~Carl Rogers