May 14, 2020
On May 13, Kristine Wilmoth, MSCP, Clinic Manager at the Pine Rest Traverse City Clinic was interviewed by Marc Schollett from UpNorthLive. The topic was “The “New Us”: Telehealth stepping up to provide the care needed”.
So much has changed since the arrival of COVID-19. Our new normal is still being defined. The “New Us” may actually incorporate some of the things we had to do (because of stay at home and social distancing) because we found out they worked. One of those things includes the concept and practice of telemedicine both for medical and for mental health appointments.
“(Teletherapy) is so convenient and they can do it from home, and they don’t have to drive, it affords more privacy and all the good things that come with that,” says Wilmoth. “A lot of people have anxiety about sitting in a waiting room when it comes to mental health, they don’t have to worry with that with the telehealth because they aren’t in a waiting room.”
Kristine Wilmoth, MSCP, is a Limited Licensed Psychologist and the Clinic Manager for the Pine Rest Traverse City Clinic. She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Wayne State University and her master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Madonna University.
Kristine’s history includes private practice that involved individual and family treatment and psychological assessment of adults and children for ADHD, learning disabilities, memory difficulties, and for diagnostic clarification. She has experience treating and evaluating incarcerated individuals through the Michigan Department of Corrections as well as managing programs in public mental health systems.
Kristine has a passion for helping people through trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and is certified in Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD. She also specializes in mood disorders such as Depression and Bipolar Disorder. Kristine joined Pine Rest in 2017.