Welcome! My name is Kari Hidalgo and I am a Marriage and Family Therapist licensed in the state of California. I have been providing direct counseling services for over nine years and tele mental health services for over three years. I have worked with individuals, couples and families as they navigate different seasons of life. I have helped clients manage trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, stress, postpartum depression, difficult relationships and parenting challenges while encouraging, supporting, holding hope, exploring self care and helping them identify healthy boundaries.
I have always loved listening to people’s stories and walking alongside them in their journey. I am passionate about helping individuals and families develop healthier, more positively connected relationships. As a wife and working mother of four, I am aware of how challenging it is to live a balanced, fulfilled life, therefore I find it incredibly rewarding to help all people, whatever they might be struggling with. I am also passionate about helping individuals as they approach different stages of life. I am trained in the Trauma and Community Resiliency Models and EMDR and often utilize Solution Focused Therapy and Mindfulness in my sessions. I recently became a certified grief counselor. I desire to not only help those who have experienced significant trauma but also those dealing with everyday stressors, to find peace, joy and hope in this otherwise chaotic world.
Reaching out for help can be very scary. I am here to help in whatever way I can, but in particular to be a consistent, dedicated support as long as necessary.
Looking Forward, Kari
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Grief, Anger management, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Clinical approaches: Solution-Focused Therapy
CA LMFT 100121
CO LMFT MFT.0002319
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Incredibly thoughtful and kind counselor.
Written on Dec 28, 2021 after therapy with Kari for 2 months on issues concerning addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse
Kari is thoughtful, thorough, warm, and honest.
Written on Nov 01, 2021 after therapy with Kari for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and parenting issues
Kari has been great! I found her during a particularly overwhelming time in my life and she has provided a stable, non-judgmental and connected space to help me untangle the chaos, find support and problem-solve when needed. Her humor and warmth makes her so easy to talk to -- I look forward to our sessions.
Written on Sep 28, 2021 after therapy with Kari for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, and trauma and abuse
Kari Hidalgo is amazing. I have come so far and learned so much since working with her. I feel so lucky that I get to work with such a warm and caring person. When we talk, it feels like I'm talking with a best friend or the closest family member. I'm so happy to work with her!
Written on Sep 27, 2021 after therapy with Kari for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, and self esteem
Kari is great! I love that she checks in with me and has great communication between counseling sessions.
Written on Apr 08, 2021 after therapy with Kari for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse
Kari is a very caring and warm woman who is very easy to talk to and understanding. She truly does care about her clients and is very committed to being there for me and always is making sure I am doing okay. She is very wise and enlightened and is unlike any other counselor or therapist I’ve seen. I’d definitely recommend her to anyone that is a bit shy but still is looking for someone to just talk to and get some things off their chest to. She will not disappoint that’s for sure.. 5/5 stars for me!
Written on Oct 14, 2020 after therapy with Kari for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes