San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The WBCO Presents:
A Gift for your Heart, Soul, and Spirit
Kristen Pfautz Woolley, RN, BSN, MSW, LSW Founder & Clinical Director, Turning Point Women’s Counseling & Advocacy Center (York PA)
Kristen shares her story of breaking silence as a victim of child sexual abuse to her dream and vision of creating Turning Point, the only Women’s Counseling and Advocacy Center in York serving women and teen girls in helping them heal from childhood sexual abuse.
Kristen’s message of her healing journey is WBCO’s gift to members and guests at a time of year when ‘giving’ breaks barriers in business and shines a light of hope and understanding.
Kristen Pfautz Woolley received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from West Virginia University and a Master of Social Work degree from University of Maryland. She is a Licensed Pennsylvania Registered Nurse and a Licensed Pennsylvania Social Worker. She holds a post- graduate certificate in Addiction Studies from Pennsylvania State University and a post-graduate certificate in Child Sexual Abuse Treatment from Widener University.
She is trained in Sand Tray Therapy through the Sand Tray Institute of New Mexico. Additionally, she is a trained facilitator for the Darkness to Light Program. She is a past two term board member of the York County Children’s Advocacy Center. In 2013 Kristen received that agency’s Essence of Humanity Award. In 2014 the YWCA honored her as one of its Top 25 Extraordinary Women of York County.
Kristen’s professional experience includes emergency room nursing plus providing individual, marital, family therapy, and group therapy. She has worked hard in her personal healing journey to reframe her mindset from victim to survivor of child sexual abuse.
Inspired by the freedom of releasing her burden of pain she founded Turning Point to be a safe and healing environment for companion survivors to begin to heal. She believes that each survivor’s healing is personal and individual and that it is imperative for each survivor to be in control of their healing journey. Kristen designed Turning Point to help any woman or teen girl feeling isolated from their childhood pain know they are not alone and that healing is possible. She is passionate about prevention, education, and advocacy for survivors’ rights.
Directions: From South George Street, West on Country Club Road, North on Richland Avenue, East on York College Road. Pass the dormitory complex and Little Run Lodge complex into the Grumbacher Sports Complex parking lot. Park on the west side of the lot closest to Little Run Lodge. Cross the bridge, walk to the Little Run Lodge complex and into the courtyard on the right. Alumni Hall is in the West Campus Community center on your left. See campus map for more details.