Kristen Dunagan, LCSW, serves as a mental health therapist and clinical supervisor as part of the Mental Health Institute’s, Primary Care Integration Program at Providence Health. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Relations and a Master’s degree in Social Work, both obtained from the University of Southern California. Practicing since 2014, Kristen has worked with a variety of populations. Her areas of expertise and clinical interest include women’s issues, infertility and postpartum health, mood disorders and those experiencing chronic medical conditions.
As part of the collaborative care model, Kristen employs an integrative approach to therapy. Working alongside the patient’s primary care physician and team psychiatrist, the patient’s biological, psychological and social needs are thoughtfully considered. Drawing upon a variety of theoretical models such as humanistic, psychodynamic, and behavioral therapies, Kristen utilizes interventions that are tailored to each individual’s needs. She likes to educate her patients and provide helpful tools they can use beyond the completion of therapy. Kristen’s philosophy is that each person has the capacity to fulfill their potential and drives their own personal growth. She believes change happens when people are open to receiving guidance.
Please note: our behavioral therapists are available only through primary care provider (PCP) referral. Please contact your PCP for a consultation.