August 10, 2020
On August 9, Kristine Wilmoth, MSCP, Clinic Manager for the Pine Rest Traverse City Clinic, was interviewed by Mardi Link for the Record Eagle regarding the unique burdens shouldered by women during COVID-19.
The pandemic has resulted in major upheavals to working and child care arrangements, burdens which have been shown to fall on more heavily on women. Wilmoth observes:
“Not that it was ever easy before, but it’s much harder now. There’s a lot of pressure, there’s a lot of uncertainty. In reality, this is a horribly hard time for women.”
Wilmoth reported physical symptoms of stress exhibited by her clients including headache, upset stomach, appetite changes and insomnia, all of which can worsen an already stressful situation.
Her clinic, along with all Pine Rest outpatient clinics, offers telehealth online counseling and therapy services for those who are struggling with stress, anxiety, depression and other mental health issues during the COVID-19 crisis.
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.