While exploring the journey of life, we are always filled with the best intentions. However, at times, we may lose sight of the path that was initially well marked. At this point, when we feel lost or downtrodden, the hardest thing may be to ask for help. Kristine Tarmann believes it is at these times where we can benefit the most from someone joining us on the journey to help explore new opportunities and different perspectives. Therapy can provide just that.
Kristine provides a safe, non-judgmental space built on compassion, empathy, and collaboration, in which you are the expert of your own life and she will meet you where you are to help you discover your true potential. Your expression and exploration in therapy, whatever it may be, will be met with unconditional acceptance and compassionate feedback. Together, a new path will be forged – one that provides more sustainability in your happiness, healing, and growth.
At Foundations Counseling, Kristine Tarmann works with a variety of clients who seek services, including:
- Adolescents and Teens – cutting/self-harm, self-esteem and self-worth issues, suicidal ideation, anxiety, depression, loss of a parent or loved one, school and family issues, abuse, trauma, art therapy, body image, social and relationship problems, anger and defiance, criminal behavior
- Individual Counseling / Mental Health and Wellness – severe anxiety, fears and phobias, panic attacks, depression, grief and loss, obesity and weight loss, trauma and abuse recovery, sexual abuse, addictions, gender identity, sexual identity, somatic/body image issues and trauma, art therapy, anger management, boundaries, perfectionism, self-esteem, empowerment and growth, mindfulness, holistic health
- Relationship and Couples Counseling – couples counseling, communication, affair recovery, sexuality and intimacy issues, alternative relationships, dating and breakups, divorce and divorce recovery, parenting
- Life Transitions – life stages, career counseling, college students, young adulthood, end-of-life and grief issues, empty-nest syndrome, job transition, adjustment, retirement, terminal illness, grief and loss, restoring meaning to life
Kristine Tarmann has a Master of Science Degree in Art Therapy with a Concentration in Counseling from Mount Mary University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She also holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology, with minors in art and chemistry, from Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Indiana. She integrates techniques from person-centered therapy, narrative therapy, existential therapy, and cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT) alongside both traditional talk therapy and art therapy.
Kristine Tarmann knew she wanted to help others from a very young age, and found the perfect intersection between this, her creative spirit, and her passion for advocating for mental health in art therapy. She has been honored to gain experience working with people from all walks of life. This has included at-risk adolescents, people battling cancer and other terminal illnesses, and older adults nearing end-of-life. She has also spent time in Nicaragua, working with families and schools to cultivate and further a sense of love of community. Through these experiences, Kristine has found that everyone can benefit from someone sitting beside them with openness and a willingness to truly hear their story.
When not in the office, Kristine finds enjoyment in all that Colorado (and the world) has to offer. She can often be found carrying her sketchbook wherever she goes, taking stock of all the beautiful little things in life, whether that is on a hike, at a concert, spending time with friends and family, or just getting a little lost while exploring a new place.