Dr. Cristie Ritz-King, PsyD, LPC, RYT and MOM
If you’re here, you are likely looking for ways to feel better or renew some peace in your home. You probably don’t care about a laundry list of my certificates and degrees. Rather, you want to know who I am because it helps you to know if I can help.
I’ll tell you what you need to know. I am a mom of 3 with ambitions and dreams for myself and my family. I am in the trenches of parenting at home and in my career as a therapist and coach.
Modern-day parenting places massive stress on humans. You are meant to be everything to everybody and also take care of yourself. The truth is, this can feel impossible and we often end up feeling like we’re not doing any of our jobs well enough, whether at work or home.
I am here to tell you it is possible to have a multifaceted life and (mostly) enjoy it whether at work or home.
How? We start with you. I have seen time and time again that when moms and dads get clarity around their own desires, needs and dreams, it is good for everyone. You communicate better. You feel better, and everyone starts to enjoy each other more. You’ll even start to thrive in the life you are building.
How do I know? I’ve done it and I’ve had the fortune of witnessing as others get it done too.
I’m a trained doula, psychologist and a former public school teacher. I’ve always been ambitious and driven and that didn’t change when I became a mom. I’ll let you in on a secret though. Before I had my own kids, I thought parenting was so straightforward and simple. Man, was the joke on me!
As a parent for close to 18 years, I am now well aware of how complex and difficult this job is. I’ve seen how much of our own past can come up and interfere with our adult-selves and how we relate to others. I am committed to working with parents to help them see their strengths and areas for growth, so that they can have fulfilling lives and relationships in and out of their home.
I believe happiness is homegrown. I hope to provide resources and inspiration to help you grow your own brand of happy in your life.