Kristen Bounds

Kristen is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy Associate (LMFTA) in North Carolina. Originally from Ohio, she pursued her Bachelor’s degree at Kent State University before relocating to the Raleigh area in 2005. Initially working in the environmental laboratory industry, her true calling lay in helping others through therapy which led her to achieve her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Northcentral University.

Kristen specializes in working with individuals and couples, age 15 and older. Her passion lies in working with diverse clients, especially those who are part of the LGBTQIA+ community, couples and individuals in polyamorous/ethically non-monogamous relationships, and those dealing with medical diagnoses and their impact on relationships.

Kristen provides sex therapy, assisting clients in addressing longings, issues, shame, anxiety or confusion in their intimate lives. Kristen is a certified Prepare/Enrich facilitator, working to strengthen relationships of all forms, including couples who are dating, engaged, newly married, or those who have been married for 20+ years.

Kristen supports clients facing communication challenges, interpersonal conflicts, anxiety, grief, trauma, and codependency. Moreover, she finds great fulfillment in supporting clients as they navigate difficult transitions and/or embark on new phases of life.

Using elements of narrative, solution-focused, and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) theories, Kristen creates a safe environment for clients to explore their wants, needs, desires, and the origins of the messages that they have received about themselves, others, and relationships.

If you are ready to seize control of your own happiness and embark on a journey of self-discovery within your relationships, we encourage you to schedule a consultation or appointment with Kristen today. Together, she helps to navigate the complexities of your experiences, understanding your needs, and working towards building fulfilling and thriving relationships that align with your authentic self.