About Kristina

Before I became a counselor, I was a bank teller, loan processor, personal assistant for high profile families, and spent over 20 years a nanny-household manager in The Netherlands and in The States. In these roles, my main job was being an advocate for people. Not only did I learn how to listen well and support with empathy and curiosity, but I also discovered that being connected to others felt meaningful and healing.

 

In the absence of connection, disconnect can lead to pain, loneliness, and deep wounds. The more I have learned along my journey, the more curious I've become--curious about the nature of suffering, about relationships, about people and the spaces they inhabit. 

I desire to give others a space to be heard, seen, cared for, and valued, leaving them with a sense of hope and healing. Maybe others in the past have told you what your life is about, but now you get to be the author of your story. 

 

When I am not caring for my clients, I love being a mom, an avid runner, hiking when the rain is quiet, sipping black coffee in the stillness of morning, (slowly) tackling several piles of books, taking naps, and sharing space with friends and deep conversations.

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Training and Qualifications

  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate #MC61070683

  • Counseling Intern at Westminster Chapel, Bellevue, WA under supervision

  • Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Northwest University, Kirkland, WA

  • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Northwest University, Kirkland, WA

  • Lifespan Integration, Level 1 Certified

  • Gottman Couples Counseling Level 1 Training

  • SYMBIS Assessment Facilitator 

  • Suicide Prevention, Assessment, and Intervention 

  • Aids and HIV Prevention and Education

  • Gender Minority Stress in Trans and Nonbinary Clients 

  • WA State Telehealth/Telemedicine Training

Mission and Vision

Kristina Pass Counseling, P.L.L.C.’s mission and vision is to support and promote personal growth and development for individuals and couples. We consistently strive to integrate multiculturalism into each counseling session, and we will create a treatment plan unique to your personality, values, and unique story.

We Value  the dignity and worth of each person we encounter and maintain a philosophy of acceptance, compassion, and support for those we serve, in an emotionally safe and respectful environment.​​

We Offer  a SPACE where your voice will be heard, your pain will be felt, and your growth will be pursued--no matter your background, age, or walk of life.​

We Honor  the unique strengths and challenges of clients, while working to enhance life skills, coping strategies, and interpersonal relationships.