Kristen Sandine, NCC, LPC, RPT
National Certified Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor
Registered Play Therapist
Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Certificate in Counseling Children and Adolescents
Alpha Sigma Nu Jesuit Honors Society
Chi Sigma Iota International Honors Society
I have always had a passion for teaching, caring for, and helping children and adolescents. I have enjoyed many roles throughout my career from early childhood teacher to grief and trauma therapist. From these roles, I have come to understand how unique each family and individual situation is and I approach therapy from a culturally considerate and strength-based approach.
In my down-time, I enjoy traveling, reading, listening to podcasts, spending time with my friends and two cats, and going to see live music. I have poor hand-eye coordination and reflexes, but I will attempt to play sports for fun – I just may not be picked first on the team!
When not in the play room, you might spot me at Red Rocks, the movie theater, or a cozy coffee or tea shop.
“Kristen works tirelessly to ensure that her clients and their families are relaxed and comfortable in her office. To Kristen, the details matter and she does everything she can to make sure her clients are heard and supported.”
“Kristen is highly empathetic and excellent with children and families. As her supervisor, I have the pleasure of working with a highly skilled and strong clinician. She can navigate wellness with ease for families struggling with co-parenting, children suffering from a range of mood and behavioral concerns and parenting needs of all sorts. I only refer my clients children to a few select and trusted therapists, Kristen being one of them.”
Kimberly Ottinger Massale LPC, ATR-BC
“I highly recommend Kristen, she is such a kind and warm spirit that has such a connection with those around her and especially those she works with.”
“I’ve found Kristen to be deeply compassionate and warm spirited. She is knowledgeable and keeps up to date on updates in the field. Kristen truly connects with not only her clients, but also with the client’s family and other professionals. When I speak with Kristen there is a sense of being seen, heard, and valued. And let’s not forget the playroom she has created! It is an ideal environment for freedom to explore and express through play. I highly recommend Kristen.”
Christina Allard MA, LPCC
“I have watched Kristen continue to strive for excellence in her field, give back to her community, and always do what’s right for her clients. She has a passion for play, and truly believes in what she does. I am certain that you, and your children, will be in good hands with Kristen.”
Kathryn Bowker, MA, LPC, NCC
“As a mother and a Speech Language Pathologist, I appreciate Kristen’s energy, commitment, problem solving skills, patience, kindness, and passion that she not only shows her clients but the families or potential families with whom she works. It was certainly a blessing that I crossed paths with Kristen at a children’s book store in Denver, Colorado. We had worked together on a social skills workshop project and it was then I personally experienced her flexible thinking, positive attitude, and creativity along with her training and expertise. I have personally referred my friends to Kristen and she is the first therapist I would turn to regarding my own children. I highly recommend Kristen to any family out there that needs help.”
Victoria C. Ridder MS-CCC/SLP