Hi! I am Kristia Britt-Orr, LPC, a licensed psychotherapist, a Christian Counselor, a personal coach and founder of I Choose To Thrive, Inc. I can say with a lot of passion and conviction, that I love doing this work. Having people come to my office and engaging in the process of healing, development, and growth is one of the main things I live for (outside of God, Family, and coffee). In addition to providing direct services to individuals, couples, and families, I am beginning to discover a passion for blogging and finding creative ways “outside of the box” to be a vessel in helping others to heal, grow, and thrive. Please feel free to peruse this site to see if there is an article, information, or services that would be beneficial.
Working with me is easy. You will find me to be nonjudgmental, personable, easy to talk to, and appropriately humorous. During my graduate studies, I attended two schools concurrently working on both Christian Counseling and Clinical Psychology. I began my practice in 1998 and my focus has been in treating the whole person: body, mind, and spirit. I will meet you where you are and help you to rely on healthy resources to aide in your process. I must say, my personality is a bit colorful at times (many clients would agree, and you will soon discover after reading some of my blogs). I had often been commended on this “colorful personality” by clients because of the level of comfort and trust that it has enhanced, which is my goal, so our real work can be done.
Let’s get a perspective about this site.
In order for a plant to thrive, it must have good soil and foundation so healthy roots can develop, sustain, and support the plant. We are very similar. We must build our foundation on spiritual (Biblically-based) principles to address our emotional healing and personal development in order to thrive. To thrive is to live the full life that God has intended (in Him). Psalms 1:1-3 (found also in the heading ) is the foundation of my practice, this site, and my life.
Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
I provide sound researched based psychological principles with the integration of Biblical truths (depending on your level of comfort) as we approach issues relating to your healing, growth, and thriving.
So whether you are a client (through Psychotherapy, Christian Counseling, or Personal/Wellness Coaching), someone who is seeking information only, or want to engage in my online services, I want encourage you to visit this site frequently to get information that will be helpful for your journey to thrive. I Choose to Thrive is on Facebook and Twitter. It is my prayer that those sites will be used as vehicles in which we can support each other. (Please note, due to confidentiality, I will never identify anyone as a client of any kind and ask that you do the same. These sites are open for anyone to follow.
I look forward to serving you.