Dr. Kristen Menke (she, her, hers) earned both her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa. She completed her doctoral internship at the University of Michigan Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Dr. Menke believes that therapy provides the listening, understanding, validation, and empowerment everyone can benefit from to navigate life’s obstacles. Many of her clients attend therapy to work through anxiety, relationship issues, academic and career concerns, depression, struggles with identity, and life transitions. Dr. Menke has experience working with adults and couples in a variety of outpatient settings, including college counseling centers, Veterans’ Affairs clinics, hospital-based women’s health, and wellness facilities, and private practice. She welcomes clients from all cultural backgrounds and those who identify as LGBTQIA.
Dr. Menke typically conducts therapeutic work from experiential and client-centered frameworks, most commonly employing Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) with individuals and the Gottman Method with couples. She also integrates techniques from other approaches when appropriate, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Gestalt Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Internal Family Systems (IFS).
Dr. Menke also offers psychological assessment services for adults (19+). She specializes in diagnostic clarification, ADHD assessments, psychosocial evaluations for those making use of advanced reproductive medicine, and gender identity/transgender assessment services.