Kristin Kopple

Degrees & Licenses:



  • BA 1985 French and Russian Languages and Literature – Dartmouth College
  • MA 2006 Clinical Developmental Psychology – Bryn Mawr College
  • PhD 2014 Clinical Developmental Psychology – Bryn Mawr College

Theoretical orientation:

In my therapeutic work, I blend aspects of three principal clinical orientations, psychodynamic, structural family systems and cognitive behavioral, and emphasize those aspects of each perspective as best fit a given case or phase of the therapeutic process.  My perspective use a framework that is developmental, systemic and feminist, seeking to engage in a collaborative process of exploration and affirmation.

Areas of expertise:

  • Issues of transition (new home, new job/loss of job, new life role) and identity elaboration
  • Issues of loss and unresolved or complicated grief processes, bereavement
  • Sexual and physical trauma survival, post-traumatic stress responses
  • Self-esteem, perfectionism, sexuality, immigration and acculturation
  • Struggles with parenting, pregnancy loss, premature or complicated birth outcomes, chronic illness

Treatment modality:

  • Specific training in Prolonged Exposure Treatment for PTSD
  • Volunteer at Penn Veterinary Working Dog Center, developing search and rescue dogs as well as therapy dogs

Kristin Kopple