Kristi Galloway

Therapist in Charleston, South Carolina

Contact Information

Charleston DBT Associates Charleston, SC 29407

Who I Serve

I work with adult and adolescent clients from a Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) perspective, bringing Eastern Mindfulness techniques and Western clinical principles together to create behavioral change in a warm therapeutic environment. DBT can be conceptualized as the transaction between Zen contemplative practice and behavior therapy, held together with a dialectical philosophy. This dialectical stance works to find what is adaptive in even the most maladaptive behaviors, complementing purely logical analysis with an individualized frame of reference. With a collaborative treatment style grounded in evidenced based practice, I work intently in sessions to balance acceptance and change, the most fundamental dialectic in DBT. Each session demonstrating accountability, engagement, intuition, and a down to earth nature as I develop strong therapeutic relationships based on genuineness and acceptance. My training has included exposure to a variety of settings both locally and abroad allowing me to work with a range of issues such as anxiety, depression, personality disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, sex work related issues, substance use, impulsive behavior, and trauma.

Charleston DBT Associates Charleston, SC 29407