About Kirsten Figaro

Welcome! Do you often feel misunderstood? Finding it difficult to wade through all of life’s curveballs, trials and tribulations? I believe having someone you can trust who will offer validation and individualized support is crucial to creating meaningful and effective change. You’ve taken the first step, in seeking out a therapist to walk in this journey with, and I’m glad you’re here.


I specialize in working with couples, adolescents, and men. I like to think of myself as a consultant or coach, who you can work with as your partner in understanding yourself, your goals and getting you to where you want to be, on your terms. You have the power, and my passion is to help you access and master that power. It would be my pleasure to work with you!

I collaborate with clients to identify and enhance what is currently working for them and help determine what could be going better and how to get there. As a part of the human race, and particularly American society, we get inundated with messages about who we should be and the path we should take to get there. I collaborate with clients to discover their most authentic self so that you can begin to live the life you’ve always wanted. My approach to therapy is to provide a safe and non-judgmental environment where positive change can happen, hope flourishes and relationships thrive. 

In sessions, I use interventions informed by both Solution-Focused and Narrative Therapy theory and that are tailored to each client. I work with children, teens, families and adult individuals, while positioning each client within their system to work at the root of each concern. Each session is geared towards you and your goals, as there is no cookie-cutter approach to therapy. I look forward to meeting you!

My areas of focus are:

  • Anxiety

  • Attachment

  • Trauma

  • Emotional Regulation

  • Women's issues

  • Peer Relationships

  • Self Esteem



About Kirsten

Kirsten is a native North Carolinian who grew up on the eastern side of the state. She is a graduate of North Carolina State University and currently resides in Raleigh with her dog and two cats. When not practicing therapy her (hobbies, passions) include health and fitness, American history, cooking, reading, writing and visiting the Carolina coast.

Kirsten sees clients as part of the requirements of his graduate training in marriage and family therapy from Capella University. She is under the supervision of James Machado Workman, an Approved Supervisory Candidate of The American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). James is participating in the AAMFT Approved Supervisory Mentor Program under the mentorship of Stanley Hall, PhD of Hall Family Therapy in Cary, NC.


$60 per 45 minute session.

Please note Kirsten is not participating on any insurance panels at this time. 


Olive Branch Family Therapy PLLC is not equipped to provide emergency care or care after hours.  In the case of an emergency, please call 911.  If you are experiencing a crisis in the Wake County area for which an immediate response is necessary, you may all call the Hopeline at 919-231-4525, or the Wake Crisis and Assessment Services at 1-800-510-9132.


201 Holly Springs Road, Holly Springs, NC 27540

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Insurance Accepted:

Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tricare, Aetna, and Cigna