Counselor Bio

26C-231x300Meet Kristen…

Kristen Schiopota, the founder of Hope Family Counseling, earned a Masters Degree in Community Counseling at Kent State University.  She is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC), an independent license issued for counseling by the state of Ohio. Kristen has experience in outpatient, group, school, and in-home settings.  She has specialized in marriage and family issues as well as women’s issues for more than ten years.

Kristen has also attended the National Association of Nouthetic Counselors (NANC) training in Indiana, attended the Biblical Counseling Institute’s Biblical Counseling Series as well as trainings on such topics as anxiety, marriage and parenting presented by Ed Welch from the Christian Counseling and Education Foundation (CCEF).  In addition, Kristen is an active member of Parkside Church, Chagrin Falls, Ohio and involved with the Biblical Discipleship Ministry.

Her focus areas include communication, adjustment issues, parenting, grief and bereavement, depression and anxiety disorders, trauma, sexual abuse, food addictions, anger management, family therapy, and marital issues.