Kristine Zappa (she/her)

MA, LPC, R-DMT
Not Accepting Clients

As a somatic (body-centered), trauma-informed, and relational therapist, I take a non-judgmental and compassionate approach to my work.

Licensed Professional Counselor in Minneapolis, MN

Services

About My Clients

My clients tend to have a history of complex trauma or developmental trauma that impacts both their relationships with others and their relationship with themselves. I offer a supportive, caring, and relational therapeutic space, as well as a somatic (body-centered) approach, to aid folks in finding relief from experiences such as relationship issues, depression, anxiety, and trauma symptoms. Currently, I am seeing clients via telehealth in Minnesota and Oregon.

My Background and Approach

My approach to counseling starts with a belief that healing happens within a safe, compassionate, non-judgmental relationship. Also, as a therapist I do not take the role of "expert", but rather my goal is to help clients discover their own inherent wisdom. I hold a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a concentration in Somatic (body-centered) Counseling from Naropa University in Boulder, CO. Additionally, I am trained in level one of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, a holistic and somatic approach to treating trauma. I am also trained in EMDR, DBT facilitation, client-centered therapy, attachment theory, trauma-informed care, and social justice counseling. As a practiced meditator, I weave mindfulness throughout my work with clients.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

From a somatic perspective, I believe the body and the mind are intimately linked and I take trauma into consideration when I incorporate body awareness. I respect your past experiences, your body, and honor the pace at which you heal best. I also believe that systems play an important role in our experience and should be taken into account when treating mental health; these systems can include culture, institutions, community, family, intimate relationships and more. I am LGBTQIA+ affirming, sex positive, body/size/ability inclusive, believe in Health at Every Size (HAES) and stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter. I understand that finding a therapist and reaching out for support takes courage - I am honored to support you on your journey.

I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Buddhism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 4 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $125 - 175/session

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