Kristen Blaze has a Master's of Science in Social Administration from Case Western Reserve University and a bachelor's degree in Sociology from John Carroll University. Kristen is a Supervising Licensed Independent Social Worker in the state of Ohio with over 15 years of experience working with youth, adults and families in the behavioral health field. She works with individuals and groups with a variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, substance use disorders, trauma, secondary trauma and stress related disorders as well as disruptive, impulse-control and conduct disorders. She has an eclectic, holistic approach which draws upon her training and experience with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Behavioral and Systemic Interventions, Structural and Pragmatic Family Therapies, Motivational Interviewing, Reiki and Heart-centered Hypnotherapy. Kristen strives to create a healing environment where individuals feel safe and supported throughout their interpersonal work.
Heart-centered Hypnotherapy is a form of psychotherapy in which the patient is placed in a hypnotic state for the purpose of reworking or reframing unhealthy behaviors. Hypnosis is a treatment that involves bringing an individual into a relaxed state, or trance. A trance is a naturally occurring state, so anyone can be hypnotized. Once this state is achieved, the therapist guides the individual through the process of uncovering the root or cause of targeted emotions and behaviors. Heart-centered Hypnotherapy places strong emphasis on looking at specific mind-body connections from an emotional, spiritual and energetic perspective which is designed to help heal the origin of physical and emotional pain. This process can allow for deep healing because of energetic or emotional release, and the level of insight that can be attained.