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Kristen Mattila

Collisions - Kristen Mattila


Program: Wholeness and Counseling

At Collide, we believe that God uses every day women to do amazing things. He meets us exactly where we’re at – in our doubt, our monotonous routines, our pain, our apathy, and our mess – and collides with us in a way that leaves us forever changed. We’ve been amazed as He’s redeemed our brokenness and empowered women in our community and beyond to walk in confidence of their identity as beloved daughters.

We’d love to introduce you to one of those women, Kristen, and share a piece of her story of colliding with Jesus.

Counseling was not something I was all that interested in until I started coming to Collide. I was battling anxiety and OCD, broken relationships, anger, and stuffing shame and imperfections into places where I thought I’d never find them again. I hit a point where I couldn’t bear it all alone anymore. In that office with my counselor I started explaining, exploring and exposing the places I my buried my brokenness. As tears began to hit my cheeks and I realized that healing was on the way for me. Counseling has been a holy unraveling and I step into spaces of vulnerability, honesty and being brave. I will forever be grateful for the Collide Wholeness and Counseling program that helped me get here.

One of our favorite things in the world is the diversity of stories we get to hear about how God meets individual people in deeply personal ways. We’d love to hear your story of colliding with Jesus, too! Tell us all about it at