Kristen P Craren, PLPC, MEd, NBCC, Counselor in Maryland Heights
What do you do? Separate, divorce, go to counseling? The relationship feels hopeless, but you keep going because of the kids. Maybe it will get better after they are older? Or maybe if you wait to divorce after they are in high school, it won't scar them as much? Your heart is in the right place. You are thinking about the welfare of your children. But if feels like the only way out of the problem is exiting the marriage.
Somewhere inside there is a little spark of hope, but you are at a loss. What's the next step? Good news: There is hope for a more positive future. You just need a new formula, a new approach.
People like you seek out a therapist to find a new way of thinking and perceiving. This is the essence of counseling. It is all a choice; you can decide if you are ready and willing to transform your life. I can help you find your own new approach to your marriage. Call me now!
Call or Email Kristen P Craren for a free consultation now - (314) 403-1336


  • Years in Practice: 3 Years
  • School: UMSL
  • Year Graduated: 2013
  • License No. and State: 2013035394 Missouri
  • Supervisor Name: Marilyn Mccaffrey
  • Supervisor License: 2000173598 Missouri


  • Avg Cost (per session): $60 - $150
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: UMSL/MEd
  • Year graduated: 2013

Kristen P Craren's Groups

Banana Splits Kids Divorce Support Group

This group has been created for kids who have divorced or divorcing parents. Groups are a great place to find therapy and support because you can hear other people's stories which creates a feeling of normalcy and grounding, not to mention, it is cost effective.

More about this group


  • Marital and Premarital
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Divorce


  • Anxiety
  • Blended Families
  • Coping Skills
  • Family Conflict
  • Parenting
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Relationship Issues
  • Weight Loss
  • Women's Issues

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Alternative Languages: Farsi


  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Gottman Method
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2017
Kristen P Craren, PLPC, MEd, NBCC, Counselor in Maryland Heights

Kristen P Craren

Counselor, PLPC, MEd, NBCC