About Kiersten

A passion for social justice and human creativity are at the heart of my practice of psychotherapy. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in British Literature and Women’s Studies and a Masters in Social Work from Smith College. I have practiced individual, family, and group psychotherapy in hospitals, homes, prisons, schools, and residential programs. In 2008, I opened my private practice and began specializing in identity development using Jungian archetypes.

I am also a writer of both fiction and non-fiction. My fiction has been anthologized in Sundays at Sarah’s and is published in several print and online journals including Pif Magazine and The Vestal Review. I have also published several articles and interviews online, and continue to write for the social advocacy blog I started in 2002, called Kmareka.com.  To maintain my involvement on social justice issues, I serve as Treasurer on the Board at the Rhode Island Center for Law and Public Policy.

As a therapist, I believe that experiences in the earliest years of life (0-10) form an imprint and have a lasting effect on what comes after.  I also believe that we all have an internal healer and we heal through the process of self-understanding and relational support.

In my personal life, I enjoy listening to great jazz and classical music, cooking unique foods, spending time outdoors, reading and writing fiction, and getting together with friends and family.  I live in Cranston, Rhode Island, with my husband and two daughters.