Kirstina completed the post graduate Permanency and Adoption Competency Certificate through the Center for Adoption Support and Education (C.A.S.E.) and The Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare at the University of MN. She is trained in Trauma Focused CBT & EMDR. She has 10 years of experience in various aspects of social services systems including adolescent and adult mental health, child welfare, corporate foster care, and residential treatment. Kirstina specializes in working with children, adolescents, and families who have experienced various forms of abuse, neglect, and trauma. She works closely with biological, foster, and adoptive families at various stages of the child welfare, foster care, and adoption processes. Her passion also includes using a strengths based approach in working with adolescents, children and families focusing on safety, attachment, mental health/emotional wellness, and holistic well-being. She also serves people facing depression, anxiety, ADHD, Post-Traumatic Stress, abuse/neglect, relationship issues, parenting difficulties, behavioral issues, infertility issues, and adjustments to blended family dynamics.

Kirstina serves the Brainerd Lakes and surrounding areas including portions of Crow Wing, Cass, Morrison and Todd counties.