Kristen King completed her Master’s in Nursing at the University of Tennessee. She has more than five years experience as a Registered Nurse and Nurse Practitioner, providing compassionate, patient-centered psychiatric care to patients in distress. She is proud to be a third-generation nurse, but the first in her family to specialize in the mental health field. She is passionate about eliminating the stigma associated with mental illness and increasing access to mental health care across the board. She is proudest of the time she spent volunteering on The Davidson County Foster Care Review Board. The board meets monthly to review cases of children in out-of-home placements to ensure they are receiving the care they need. Kristen takes a holistic, integrative approach to helping individuals achieve their healthcare goals. With a warm and nonjudgmental attitude, she hopes to provide an open, safe, and supportive environment where clients can feel comfortable sharing their experiences.
Why did you choose mental health as a career change?
“I’ve known I wanted to work in the mental health field since I was in the 6th or 7th grade. I’m passionate about increasing access to mental health care, and eliminating the stigma commonly associated with mental illness. I’m also a firm believer that there is no physical health without mental health. Working in this field allows me to be part of the solution.”
“Kristen King was very attentive and actively listening during our session. I was nervous and didn’t know what to expect but she made it a safe zone where I could state my truth without the fear of being judged.” ~ A.S.
“I’ve been to multiple psychiatric facilities around the county now. I have to say that MindPath was the best by far and I look forward to regular visits with Ms. King. I really felt comfortable discussing issues and didn’t feel awkward opening up.” ~ B.H.
“I loved it and thought that Dr. Kristen King was very helpful. The front desk was also pleasant and smiled a lot which made me feel welcomed.” ~ D.M.
“It was a great first visit and I look forward to working with Kristen King again in the future.” ~ W.G.
- Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder
- Adjustment Disorder
- Bipolar Disorder
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)