Known as the real-world relationship expert, Dr. Kristie teaches people to improve their connection with themselves and others. She knows when people have a foundation and build off the positive aspects of themselves it leads to improvements in their personal and professional relationships. She motivates, inspires, and helps people create self-change for personal growth. With 13 years of clinical experience, she has developed best practices in relationship dynamics and healthcare. Her mission is to empower all individuals to shift their focus so they can achieve and maintain the life they deserve.
Dr. Kristie helps leaders overcome their barriers to growth through her coaching services and mastermind groups. She has given a TEDx talk on healthcare and is a sought-after expert in relationships. She is also the host of Fix Yourself First with Dr. Kristie podcast available on iTunes. She also serves as a national contributor to CNN, Psychology Today, Readers Digest, Your Workplace, Forbes, Inc, Women’s Health, Men’s Health, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, and various other media. She has written several books including Fix Yourself First: 25 tips to stop ruining your relationships and Fix Yourself First: 4 weeks to improve your relationship as a couple. She created the Transgender Healthcare Dignity Model training and certification program for healthcare providers.
Dr. Kristie holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Sexology, a Masters of Arts in Professional Counseling, and a Bachelor's of Science in Biology. She is a licensed counselor in California, Florida, Georgia, and Louisiana. She is also a certified sex therapist and certified addiction professional. She is president and founder of the Therapy Department, a private practice in Orange County that provides counseling, coaching, training, speaking, and consulting services throughout the United States.
- Fix Yourself First: 25 tips to stop ruining your relationships (2nd edition) Are you a female who has relationship issues? The problem isn’t your partner; it’s you. The reality is that your partner will not change. You have to change. Whether you want to repair a dysfunctional relationship or your looking for your soul mate, this book of 25 tips will teach you to how to stop ruining your relationships. This book gives readers: - Awareness into your current actions and behavior patterns. - A direct guide of how to create a healthier relationship. - Specific techniques of how to behave appropriately in relationships.
- Fix Yourself First: 4 Weeks to Improve Your Relationship as a Couple (eBook pdf) Is something lacking in your relationship? How would you like to improve your relationship and deepen the connection with your partner? This book will improve, strengthen, and preserve your relationship. In four weeks you will cover the four key components of communication, needs, trust, and intimacy. Through each of the four weeks, you will journey through learning, defining, and exploring your relationship dynamics. This book will give you practical, easy to use techniques that will produce a change in your relationship. You will learn how to listen and speak to one another so that you both feel understood. You will learn how to ask and receive your needs from your partner. You will gain a better understanding of the intimacy you desire within your relationship. If you are committed as a couple to improve your relationship and want to see change within four weeks, this book is for you.
- Voted Best LGBT Behavioral Health Provider 2015, 2016, 2017 (Rainbow Awards Jacksonville, FL)