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Kristen Barho

Student Counseling Intern
Sam Houston State University
Supervised by Shawna Munson, MA, LPC-S, LMFT-S

Hello! My name is Kristen Barho, and I am a Clinical Mental Health Counseling student at Sam Houston State University. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in May of 2020 from Texas Lutheran University in Seguin, Texas, and have been a counseling student at Sam Houston since January 2021. So far, I have worked with adolescents and adults on issues related to grief, anxiety, and trauma. While I

am still gaining experience and am open to working with a variety of topics, my biggest area of interest is working with survivors of trauma, especially trauma related to intimate partner violence.

I use techniques from Solution-Focused Brief Therapy and Narrative Therapy and believe that my clients are the experts in their own lives. Instead of counseling being a place where you come in and listen to a stranger talk about what they think is best for you, I hope our work together will be collaborative. I view counseling as a place for teamwork. This means that in our counseling relationship, my focus is on helping you make sense of your life through retelling important stories, finding unique outcomes, and identifying tools you have found helpful in the past. I also believe that the problems we address in counseling together are separate from who you are as a person and that these problems do not define who you are as a person. I hope this sounds like the kind of counseling relationship that would benefit you and look forward to working with you.

In my free time, I enjoy taking care of my two cats and many plants, reading, and trying new things. I can’t wait to get to know more about you!

Kristen Barho
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