Kristen Soukup, LCSW

Staff Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Talk Therapy

Education and training

  • University of Rochester, BA
  • State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine, MSW

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Kristen Soukup, LCSW

Kristen Soukup, LCSW is a mental health therapist at Talkiatry. Kristen completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Rochester where she studied Psychology and Brain & Cognitive Science. She then went on to pursue her Master’s degree in Social Work at the State University of New York at Buffalo. After completing her Master’s degree, Kristen began working at an outpatient cancer center where she provided care coordination and therapeutic support to patients and their families enduring cancer diagnoses, treatments, and end of life. She then worked to pursue her clinical license in working with adults with significant and persistent mental illness in an outpatient setting.   Kristen functioned not only as a primary therapist, but also the crisis team leader providing supervision to other clinicians and assisted clients both in the clinic and the community.

Kristen believes in looking at the whole person in their environment when working with her patients.  She comes from a nonjudgmental and empathetic standpoint and genuinely wants to put the patient’s goals and values first. Kristen has experience in treating patients with anxiety, depression, OCD, Bipolar disorder, and personality disorders. Kristen is trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and tends to utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques in treatment. She has knowledge and interest in human motivation and performance related issues, and utilizes Motivational Interviewing and mindfulness skills to assist her patients with these concerns. Kristen also has training in treating anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive disorders and uses exposure therapy to assist patients in overcoming these struggles.

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