Kristen Arnold - Handel Behavioral Health
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Counselors & Appointments

Kristen Arnold, LICSW

For Telehealth/Online Appointments

(617) 958-6318 View Availability Join Virtual Waiting Room

Counseling Style

Kristen’s therapy style is accepting and empathic with a lot of humor. She believes in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. Her approach combines cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused therapy with an emphasis on goals and interventions that best meet her client’s needs. Kristen also believes that a trusting foundation is essential in a therapeutic setting so her primary goal is always to build that foundation first.


Kristen is a graduate of Simmons College School of Social Work and has over 20 years of experience as a Licensed Independent Social Worker in Massachusetts. She has provided care in a range of settings, including nursing homes, adult day health centers, vocational and residential programs, homes and office settings.

Kristen’s specialty areas include working with adults of all ages and cognitive abilities.


  • Autism Spectrum Disorder/Asperger's Counseling
  • Depression
  • Grief/Loss/Bereavement
  • Health/Medical Problems
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Learning Disorder
  • PTSD/Acute Stress
  • Anxiety/Panic/Phobias

Clinical Modalities + Treatments

  • Psychodynamic/Psychoanalytic/ Psychoanalysis
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Kristen appreciates the courage it has taken to seek out help when you need it, and is here to support you in that journey.

She looks forward to working with you!