Kristin Mignogna is a Clinical Mental Health Counseling Associate at Matone Counseling in Asheville. She earned her Master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from Appalachian State University. Before her clinical training, she earned her Ph.D. in psychiatric & statistical genetics from Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Medicine and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in psychiatric epidemiology at Johns Hopkins University’s Bloomberg School of Public Health. Prior to her graduate degrees, she earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia, majoring in psychology and biology and minoring in bioethics. Kristin has experience providing individual, couples, and group therapy primarily to adults.
Kristin views her clients through a person-centered lens, believing each client is the expert on their own life and experiences and approaching clients with empathy, understanding, and non-judgement. She utilizes techniques from various therapeutic modalities and strives to individualize her approaches to each client’s needs. She draws most heavily from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Gestalt Therapy, approaching problems from both “top down” and “bottom up” perspectives by addressing both thought patterns and emotional experiences. She has experience helping clients with presenting problems related to relational concerns, life transitions, chronic pain, PTSD, childhood trauma, ADHD, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, Level I autism, and borderline traits. She has experience working with adults of all ages, across various cultures, ethnicities, religious affiliations, romantic/sexual relationship styles, and sexual and gender identities. She is passionate about creating a space of comfort and trust in which clients can heal, progress, and develop self-compassion.