I'M GLAD YOU'RE HERE
Life is deeply challenging at times for every single one of us. Sometimes we need a space, all our own, to explore our experiences and move forward towards a peaceful mind.
DEATH AND DYING
My experience as a therapist began at Golden Willow Retreat where we supported and worked with clients struggling with profound loss. I have taught Issues in Death and Dying at Northern New Mexico College since 2019 and am constantly studying the topic and learning more in order to bring awareness and practical knowledge to my students. Death is not often spoken of openly. I offer deep support to clients confronted with a terminal illness or the loss of close friend or family member. Navigating the emotional landscape of grief and creating pockets of clarity amidst the chaos of overwhelm is some of my most meaningful work done with clients.
It is very important to me that my practice is sustainable and that therapy is accessible for all.
INDIVIDUAL AND COUPLES THERAPY
Currently telehealth only
Blue Cross Blue Shield
I do have a sliding scale for clients. Currently, however, those slots are filled.
GET TO KNOW ME
Kiersten Figurski, MA, LPCC
I am an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Northern New Mexico College. I have been a member of the faculty since January 2018 and greatly enjoy teaching there. The combination of academia and private practice feels perfectly complementary and each experience enhances my work with either students or clients.
I began working with families in my career as a Midwife. I was a practicing Licensed Midwife and Certified Professional Midwife for 12 years before becoming a psychotherapist. Attending births and being with women and their families during pregnancy, birth and postpartum provided me with hundreds of opportunities to sit with suffering and joy and to accompany others in the most deeply human experience. This is what can happen in the the therapy room as well.
I have a Masters in Counseling and am a Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LPCC). I believe there is no one way to treat all people, and therefore have an integrative psychotherapeutic style that combines person-centered approaches with other evidence-based methods including solution-focused and mindfulness.
I believe that a compassionate, non-judgmental atmosphere creates a foundation in which trust can allow a therapeutic relationship to develop. Each individual holds the unique capacity to transform, grow and heal. A therapist accompanies and supports personal growth, the development of goals and creates profound safety for deep suffering. This is where positive change can happen.
I look forward to getting to know you. I do offer a no charge 15-minute telehealth or phone consultation to explore the possibility of working together and to discuss availability.