Kristin Finch is a Master’s level intern studying Clinical Mental Health at Trevecca Nazarene University. She is a member of the American Counseling Association, Tennessee Licensed Professional Counselors Association, Eating Disorders Coalition of TN, and Nashville Psychotherapy Institute. Kristin received a B.A. in Sociology and African-American studies from the University of Virginia. Kristin previously worked in the Nashville non-profit world for both Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville and Blood:Water. Kristin is an active volunteer at Thistle Farms, where she serves at Thistle Stop Cafe, The Next Door, where she leads a morning meditation, and Renewed, Eating Disorder Support, where she founded and leads the support group, ConnectED.
From a young age, Kristin was sensitive to the pain of others and the reality of a world where brokenness is rampant. She has devoted her life to coming alongside others in their wounds and finding light and hope amidst darkness. Therapeutically, Kristin has experience with individual and group therapy, trauma intensives, experiential therapy, equine therapy, eating disorder recovery, substance abuse recovery, and 12-Step programs. Additionally, Kristin is trained in Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
Kristin is committed to the belief that full recovery is possible. Using techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, and Person Centered Therapy, she seeks to use the chapters of one’s story to guide the direction of her sessions. A firm believer in the power of discovering one’s own voice and core identity, Kristin’s hope is that her clients leave feeling more connected to the person they were created to be. A true extrovert and lover of conversation and exploration, Kristin aims to have her clients feel understood and heard. Through her cumulative background, Kristin is adept and passionate at connecting with people from all walks of life. Kristin is married, has a 9-year-old stepson whom she adores, and a 7-year-old Pug named Aurora.