Tristen Winston, MA, PsyD, LP, LCAC
Behavioral Health Director
“I am inspired by helping my patients heal from emotional pain and empowering them to live their best lives as they discover their authentic selves.”
Tristen Winston, MA, PsyD, LP, LCAC, is the Director of Behavioral Health, a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in both Kansas and California and a Licensed Clinical Addiction Counselor (LCAC) in Kansas. She works from a humanistic and evidenced-based perspective and enjoys working with adults, teens, couples and families.
Dr. Winston earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theater from the University of Southern California, went on to earn a Master of Arts Degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Executive Coaching from The University of the Rockies and completed her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She is a Level 3 Gottman Therapist, earned a Post-Graduate Certificate in Military Behavioral Health and is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy.
Dr. Winston has a passion for working with victims of domestic violence and began her clinical work at a domestic violence shelter during her practicum training. She has served as the Subject Matter Expert in the field of Domestic Violence for the California State University’s Care Excellence Program. In addition to working with domestic violence, Dr. Winston’s extensive clinical experience includes her pre-doctoral training and post-doctoral fellowship in addiction and severe mental health.
Continuing her work with addiction and dual-diagnosis patients, Dr. Winston served as the Clinical Director for Laguna Treatment Hospital, American Addition Center’s Substance Abuse Hospital in Southern California. She combined all her clinical training to work as a contract psychologist for the State of California at RJ Donovan State Prison. Working at a Men’s Maximum-Security Prison, she used her extensive training and clinical skills to serve the severe mental health patients within a forensic population. Dr. Winston continues to give back to the next generation of psychologists as an Adjunct Professor and a Research Assistant for The City of Hope. Dr. Winston has developed several clinical training programs and served as a Clinical Supervisor for master’s and doctoral level students.
In her spare time, Dr. Winston donates clinical hours and her expertise with substance abuse, PTSD and trauma to work with military veterans and their families through The Soldier’s Project.
Dr. Winston specializes in dual diagnosis/substance abuse, PTSD/trauma and couples/relationship issues. She has been practicing in the field of psychology since 2011 and works with patients of all ages in our Olathe Clinic.