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Kirsten Blose

If you suddenly and unexpectedly feel joy, don't hesitate .  Give in to is not made to be a crumb.  Mary Oliver

MSW Therapist

As a parent, it's natural to be uncertain about where to go for help when things get tough. We often focus on our children's behavior, which can have an impact on everyone involved, from tantrums and separation anxiety to obsessive worrying. Parents may try to "manage" the situation instead of addressing the root of the problem, which can lead to long-term stress and negative consequences.

New parents face a unique set of challenges, including the stress of pregnancy and adjusting to life with a new baby. Introducing additional children can also disrupt established family dynamics, making life feel chaotic and overwhelming.

Another challenge is the "ghosts in the nursery" phenomenon – parents may unconsciously repeat the same mistakes that were made with them as children. This can be especially difficult to navigate without support.

If you're struggling with these issues, know that you're not alone. I have specialized training to support you and your family during these transitions.

Play - it is a child's work. Kids can tell us much while they play, without even realizing it.  We will spend time exploring attachment styles, wondering about patterns and creating a brave space to consider the impact that life's experiences have on who they are now.  I love  to sit and wonder with parents as we watch their child explore during "play".

My goal is to create a non-judgmental space so you and your child can show up as who you both are.  Vulnerability is the key to authenticity and I understand how messy life gets - I have raised kids.  There is no need to sugar coat problems.  They are real and we will strategize on how to move forward.

Besides having walked in your slippers, I have pursued training to solve these problems with time tested and proven strategies.  I am currently in my final semester for a Masters in Social Work with a specialization in Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health.   I have also spent 20 years working as a Special Instructor in an Infant and Toddlers Early Intervention program.  Through my own personal and professional experiences, I have been spurred forward to help stem the flood of parent-child relationship frustration and despair.

Client Focus

Infants - Toddlers - Preschoolers- School-Age Adolescents - Parents at any state - Expectant Parents.

Types of Therapy

Play-Based - Child-Led Play Therapy - Attachment Focused


Anxiety - Challenging Behavior - Adjustment Difficulties - Parenting Challenges - Attachment Concerns - Just Need Help


I currently only see self-pay clients at a rate of $80-$125 an hour.  Kirsten works out of our Elizabethtown Office

While not at work

Spending time with family and friends.

Outdoor activities like biking and kayaking

Cheering on runners, swimmers and soccer players.