Breakdown to Breakthrough: Healing Trauma and Patterns that keep you stuck

With Kristen D Boice

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Kristen brings wisdom, multi-dimensionality and heart to her work as a therapist and coach. She skillfully guides her clients towards the root causes of trauma and helps identify emotions, blocks and patterns that hold them back. In this conversation, Kristen uses the metaphor of “rocks in the backpack”, that when released and “unpacked”, truly FREE you up to live your best life! She says, “It’s never too late to close the chapter on trauma and create the life you want”.

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About Kristen D Boice

Kristen Boice is a licensed marriage and family therapist, owner of Pathways to Healing Counseling and the Close the Chapter Podcast host. As a Certified Daring Way facilitator, she was trained by Dr. Brene Brown on her research with shame, courage and vulnerability. She is a EMDR trained, which one of the most effective, researched-based trauma treatment modalities along with Brainspotting. 

She specializes in trauma, improving self-worth, helping couples and families resolve conflicts and develop powerful communication skills, effective parenting strategies, making life transitions, grief and loss, reducing anxiety and working through trauma. Most importantly, she instills hope, helps people create possibilities and develop a sense of inner peace.


  1. Ally

    Thank you Kristen and Richa.
    So much to take away from this interview.
    The information regarding EMDR for children was especially helpful too.

    • Kristen Boice

      Thank you, Ally, for watching! I am glad to hear the EMDR information for children was helpful. 🙂

  2. Ruth

    Thank you both for this. You’re both amazing! Really resonated with me from start to finish. I have signed up on Kristen’s website. I have been curious and trying to find out more about EMDR for a while (I am currently in therapy but don’t think it would be offered to me there). One question – I did hear that EMDR works best on specific isolated PTSD trauma. My trauma is ongoing childhood related, predominately attachment – could EMDR possibly help in this case? Or brainspotting (i’d not heard of this)?

    Thanks so much

    • Kristen Boice, LMFT

      Thank you so much for your feedback and for divining up fir the newsletter! I am glad it resonated and helpful. You have asked a wonderful question. EMDR is extremely helpful with attachment trauma so it doesn’t have to be a single event. It is more often the case we are reprocessing years of childhood experiences from many forms of abuse and neglect. If you visit, you can find an EMDR therapist in your area or someone that offers it via teletherapy. I am cheering you on with your personal work! You are worth it! 💕


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