Kirsti Reese


Kirsti Reese, MA, LPC, LCDC, RPT is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor working in private practice the Houston area. Owner of Thrive Therapy Houston, Kirsti helps trauma survivors and those suffering from chronic stress and provides education and training on secondary traumatic stress to mental health professionals. Kirsti has specialized training as a Certified Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist (TF-CBT), Certified EMDR Therapist, and Registered Play Therapist (RPT). She has a background in Psychology from Texas A&M University and a Master’s in Clinical Psychology from Sam Houston State University. Kirsti has previously worked with a Child Advocacy Center counseling children, adolescents, and caregivers who have experienced various forms of trauma and abuse and with Redeemed Ministries to support survivors of human trafficking. These experiences, and many others, opened her heart to the importance of community and sustainability when working in such a challenging field.

4:00 - 5:30 PM (CDT)

Thursday September 10

Cultivating Sustainability: Brain-Based Strategies for Self-Care in Challenging Work

Learn brain-based strategies and interventions to help clients and yourself as you navigate the challenging field of addiction treatment. Learn a variety of ways to calm the nervous system and self-regulate in order to bring balance to your work and better serve your clients. Go beyond learning the same strategies for self-care and actually learn the underpinning biological mechanisms that make them effective.