Kristen D. Mattisson is an East Asian Medicine Practitioner and Acupuncturist licensed and credentialed in Washington State. She completed her Masters in Acupuncture from Bastyr University in Kenmore, Washington and is nationally certified by NCCAOM. Kristen is also a member of WEAMA.
While at Bastyr, Kristen completed clinical internships at Bastyr Center for Natural Health, Harborview Medical Center, Providence Mount St. Vincent Nursing Center, High Point Medical Clinic, and Rainier Park Medical Clinic. During her clinical training at Harborview Hospital, Kristen treated patients at the International Clinic and Chronic Fatigue & Fibromyalgia Clinics. Here she worked with many patients suffering from a variety of conditions, including chronic pain, cancer, chronic fatigue syndrome, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, and anxiety, as well as women’s health issues.
While attending Bastyr, Kristen also completed an intensive Massage Therapy program through Bellevue Massage School, culminating in her certification as a Licensed Massage Therapist in Washington state. Her training in massage enables Kristen to incorporate touch into many of her treatment plans.
Following the birth of her first child, Kristen became intrigued by and has specialized in effectively treating pain, particularly as it impacts women’s health, including pre- and post-natal conditions, stress, depression, menstrual, fertility, and other health concerns.
Prior to undertaking the study of acupuncture and massage therapy, Kristen worked in corporate sales in the health care field in New York City. Her background and experience gives Kristen a unique insight into and understanding of the emotional demands of working in the corporate world and the impact these demands can have on health and wellbeing. Kristen looks forward to working with her patients to obtain optimal life balance through acupuncture, massage, herbs, and a holistic approach to wellness.
Kristen lives in Bellevue, Washington, with her husband and two sons.