Woman in a blue top smiles at the camera with a forest in the bakground
  • Faculty

Kristine (Kris) Reynolds


Assistant Professor

Kristine (Kris) Reynolds (she/her) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Assistant Professor in the Applied Psychology and Human Services program on the Lyndon Campus, and the Director and Founder of the Vermont Center for Resiliency. She received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Colorado State University and has been working in the mental health field in various settings since 2005.

In her clinical practice, Kris specializes in EMDR and pulls from cognitive behavioral and narrative theories. It was while working with Veterans in Colorado that Kris found her niche working with individuals who had experienced major stressors and trauma. In addition to specializing in working with individuals who have experienced complex trauma, Kris specializes in the treatment of anxiety, mood disorders, and relationship conflicts, and serves children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly. In addition to individual psychotherapy, she facilitates group, couples, and family therapy, and provides supervision to clinicians working towards licensure.

Kris has been teaching at the college/university level since 2014. Prior to joining as faculty at Vermont State University, she taught as an adjunct instructor at Champlain College in the Education and Human Services Department. Kris provides training, workshops, and retreats on trauma-informed/aware practices and resilience, to both the community at large and when requested facilitates directly with agencies in the community.

Kris is an avid distance runner and enjoys all things outdoors, and spending time with her family which includes the furry and feathered variety as well as the human.