Hi, I’m Kristy Fiore
And I Provide Counseling for Individuals in Northeast PA.
I am passionate about working with individuals who experience a range of concerns including:
- LGBTQ+Issues - Including Gender Exploration & Transition
- Anxiety & Depression
- Veteran’s Issues
Through compassion, kindness and active listening, I provide a space where you can open up about your life and be honest with yourself. Together, we can explore how to grow toward a place that is more authentic and positive for you.
Helping You Take Care of Yourself
It has been my belief that therapy is a great solution to self-care. When most of us throw out excuses to taking care of ourselves (“not enough time”), in therapy, we set time aside for you to talk about whatever you want and need to work on at that time. The best part: I’m not here to judge you or criticize you. This time is yours, and yours alone.
I will see you, I will hear you, and I will do my best to understand you.
The Word Therapy Can Sound So…Bad.
I get it. The word therapy is a term that we would rather whisper or even not say at all. But, I look at it differently.
There’s nothing wrong with wanting to have a space and time for you to work bettering your life.
By going to therapy, you may begin to see some positive changes:
- Learn to look at yourself through a different, more inquisitive lens.
- Make better, more thoughtful decisions.
- Learn coping strategies and decrease stress.
- Become more mindful, compassionate and kind to yourself and others.
- Live more in “the moment”, and enjoy it.
- Find yourself living with a new confidence and motivation.
- Become more confident in who you are, and live with the strength to be that person.
Now, is that really so bad? I didn’t think so, and I really hope you will begin to see how your life may start to change for the better.
Getting to Know Me
I grew up under guidance from my late grandfather who was a psychologist and educator in NEPA. He encouraged me to pursue my B.S. in Counseling & Human Services and M.S. in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Scranton.
After graduate school I worked as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor at the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation. At OVR I provided services to help individuals with disabilities obtain, maintain, and retain employment. I also taught Job Development to undergraduate students at The University of Scranton, who were interested in pursuing a career assisting individuals with disabilities.
I started working in private practice at the Counseling & Wellness Center of Scranton, which turned into full-time work by March of 2016. With the support of CWCS, I was able to begin the path to my own practice.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and Certified Provider in Compassionate Bereavement Care. I am a member of WPATH (World Professional Association for Transgender Health) and GIVE AN HOUR, an organization designed to provide free mental health services to veterans.
My goal in therapy is to provide a safe space for you to feel comfortable to do the work it takes to reach your goals. The heart of my work is in the present moment, and I place great value on compassion and kindness.
Beyond counseling, I have interests in healthy living, including reading, researching and practicing plant-based living and cooking, animal welfare, running, yoga, reiki, creative arts, playing and listening to music, and meditation.
Let’s Get to Know Each Other
Meeting with a therapist can be a little scary, but let’s not let fear get in the way of something positive. Let go of your fears with a quick 15-minute phone consultation in which you may ask me questions about my services, and we can explore if we’d be a good fit. Reach out at (570) 507-3189, [email protected], or my contact form. I’m looking forward to hearing from you.