Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPCA), Master of Arts in Psychology: Clinical Counseling (M.A.) | Charleston, SC
Kristi completed an advanced degree in Clinical Counseling Psychology at The Citadel Graduate College and is intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). As a DBT trained therapist, Kristi works with adult clients to develop mindfulness skills, interpersonal effectiveness skills, and emotion regulation strategies while increasing ability to tolerate the distress and discomfort linked to anxiety, depression, and emotional dysregulation. Kristi continued her specialization in DBT with instruction in DBT-PE from renowned researcher and trauma expert, Dr. Melanie Harned, and is dedicated to providing evidenced-based trauma treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) using Prolonged Exposure (PE).
In addition to her work with DBT, Kristi is experienced in providing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Pain, working to rebuild quality of life with individuals who may have developed a fear of movement following an injury.
Kristi’s training and experience have included exposure to a variety of settings including the South Carolina Department of Mental Health, the PTSD Clinical Team at the Charleston VAMC and the Zanzibar Recovery Community in Tanzania. Collectively, these experiences have allowed her to work with a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, personality disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, sex work related issues, substance use, impulsive behavior, and trauma.
Kristi is known for her collaborative treatment style grounded in evidenced based practice. Aligning with her DBT treatment philosophy, she works intently in sessions to balance acceptance and change, both validating current experiences and building motivation for change. Kristi is engaging, intuitive, and down to earth as she develops strong therapeutic relationships based on genuineness and acceptance.
Kristi Galloway, LPCA
Client Portal: https://kg-cdbta.clientsecure.me
- Individual Therapy Session (50 minutes) $105
- Consultation (optional, 30 minutes) $50
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy Session (60 minutes) $150
- Prolonged Exposure Therapy Session (60 minutes) $150
Description of Services:
Individual Therapy Session (50 minutes)
During the initial diagnostic assessment session, client and therapist work together to clarify therapeutic targets and create the necessary building blocks for an evidence-based treatment plan. Sessions allow for a better understanding of past experiences while becoming familiar with current therapeutic needs, goals, and concerns. This is where the therapeutic work is done, one on one meetings at an agreed upon day, time and frequency. In a typical session, experiences are processed, skills are developed, treatment objectives are targeted, and weekly skill integration plans are created.
Consultation (optional, 30 minutes)
Comfort and trust are essential components for successful treatment outcomes. This intake is an optional, brief session that allows a chance to meet in person to discuss treatment options.
Specialized Services Available:
Dialectical Behavior Therapy Session (60 minutes)
Individual therapy sessions focused on providing clients with new skills to manage painful emotions and decrease conflict in relationships. Please see www.cdbta.com for further details.
Prolonged Exposure Therapy Session (60 minutes)
Prolonged Exposure (PE) Therapy, endorsed by both the American Psychiatric Association and the Department of Veterans Affairs, is a form of psychotherapy for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). After a traumatic event, some individuals may experience unwanted thoughts, disturbing nightmares, feelings of hopelessness, depression, and hypervigilance for an extended period of time. The goal of PE is to gradually help clients reengage with life, especially with things they have been avoiding. Sessions begin at 60 minutes and build to 90 minutes as exposure therapy is incorporated. This is a weekly treatment lasting approximately three months.