Kari Hidalgo


About Me

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 eight years and tele mental health services for over a year. 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 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


  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Addictions , LGBT , Grief , Anger management , Career difficulties , Depression , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 8

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LMFT #100121 (Expires: 2022-08-31)


Written by J.U. on Jan 24, 2020 after counseling with Kari for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I have only been working with Kari for a few weeks, but she is so kind and an amazing listener! I feel validated and heard and the homework and resources she provides are so helpful and are perfectly geared towards what we are working on. I love the Live sessions and the extra component of texting throughout the day.

Written by S.T. on Oct 08, 2019 after counseling with Kari for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and compassion fatigue

I'm so happy and appreciative to have found Kari through Betterhelp. I am impressed at how well she is able to show through writing how much she really cares and that she is carefully reading and reflecting on what I write. She is as equally dedicated to her clients as any in-person therapist would be. She is good at picking up on what I need and responds in ways that are helpful for what I'm looking for in a variety of situations. I'd recommend Kari to anyone and so far am a big fan of Betterhelp!

Written by M.O. on May 28, 2019 after counseling with Kari for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

She listens and gives me an understanding that I have been looking for. I enjoy our talks. Feels like I’m talking to my best friend.

Written by E.L. on Mar 13, 2019 after counseling with Kari for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She is smart and very insightful, understands where I'm coming from with every issue I might have. We have great chemistry and I trust her very much.

Written by L.I. on Jan 05, 2019 after counseling with Kari for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and coaching

Love her!