Kristy Moles, MA, LMHC

RIPCPC Behavioral Health Clinician

My Specializations and Therapeutic Approaches: 

Do you have any areas of specialization, and what are they?

  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Trauma and Stress
  • Depression, Bipolar Disorder and other Mood disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders including Panic
  • Personality Disorders
  • Thought Disorders such as Psychosis and Schizophrenia
  • Grief/ Loss/ and Bereavement
  • Adjusting to Change and Life Transitions
  • Health/ Illness/ Medical Issues
  • Self-care
  • Self-Compassion/ Criticism/ and Esteem
  • Suicidality and other Risk Assessment
  • Women’s Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Young Adult Issues

What therapeutic methods, approaches, or philosophies do you use/have experience using?
As far as therapeutic methods, I pull from the following approaches, in combination or alone:

  • Psychoeducation
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Guided Imagery
  • Breath Work
  • Journal Therapy
  • Reality Therapy
  • Use of Positive Psychology
  • Person Centered and Trauma informed approaches

Based on a person’s needs and the therapy style they best respond to, I may or may not use “homework.”

How does your personality influence your approach to therapy?
I always try to approach every human with understanding and acceptance. I’m a firm believer in the idea of “meeting someone where they are” and focus on readiness to change. I also believe in harm reduction as it relates to addressing addiction, self-harm, and/or eating and exercise behaviors. Lastly, I believe instilling and fostering hope and resilience is one of THE most important things I can do as a therapist.

What do you view as a key component of the therapeutic alliance/relationship?
I would say trust, consistency, and honesty are key components.