Kris Wilson, MSW, LMSW
DBT teaches us that change is the only constant upon which we can rely. I strive to aid my clients in finding a place of solace within themselves as they navigate change and challenges.
I began working with LifeWork as a clinical practicum student while completing my Master of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis. During my immersive practicum experience, I learned how to implement DBT protocols with adults, adolescents and their families, and began using DBT skills myself, as well. I witnessed the transformative faculties of DBT to aid my clients in healing relationships and stepping into their power to be able to not only manage their emotions, but to use them to build lives that feel worth living. I also received post-graduate training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, which I use in conjunction to or separately from DBT to aid folks in healing from the impacts of trauma. I additionally have clinical experience working with individuals struggling with substance use disorders in residential and outpatient settings. Prior to beginning clinical work, I worked as a legal advocate for victims of intimate partner violence, which continues to inform the work I do as a therapist.
Outside of the the office, you can typically find me “unplugging” outdoors, weight lifting, or chasing my hedgehog, Juniper, around my home.
I currently have my LMSW and am practicing under the supervision of Greg Rieger. I do not take insurance at this time and my out of pocket rate is $70 per session.
I have experience working with adults, adolescents and their families, and individuals who have experienced trauma. I offer clinical experience working with LGBTQ+ individuals as well as my own lived experience as a member of the LGBTQ+ community.