“I believe that human connection, compassion, and empathy are key to our wellness and becoming our authentic selves. As a psychotherapist, I use an integrative approach that is client-centered, insight oriented, and rooted in a deep understanding of the impact of stress and trauma on the body, mind, and relationships. Together we will create goals and a holistic plan to foster your strengths and empower you to live your best life possible.”
Kristin Belkofer, MS, is the founder of CLARA Healing Institute. Kristin works with adults, couples, families, children, and adolescents, applying a developmental perspective across the lifespan. She specializes in treating anxiety, depression, attachment issues, trauma and sexual abuse, ADHD, disordered eating, self injury, conduct disorders, and family/couples issues. Clinically, she is passionate about integrating interpersonal neurobiology, attachment theory, imagery, and somatic therapies to help clients heal from trauma. Her research interests include the intersection of food insecurity and mental health outcomes, and she has presented locally and internationally on this topic.
In 2018, she coauthored multiple chapters on the ethical and clinical implications of technology and social media in The Handbook of Art Therapy and Digital Technology. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Art Therapy and master’s degree in Community Psychology from Alverno College.
Kristin serves as the secretary for the Table, a first century style spiritual community and “house-church” that promotes social justice and community activism while honoring the sacred in everyday life. She is also the founder of Punk Rock Therapy, an online community of mental health clinicians, artists, and musicians centered around the belief that art and music can be healing and personally revolutionary.