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Kirsten Angeliyan, LMFT

Relationships Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation Bipolar disorder Depression
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About me

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based in Southern California. My experience comes from providing direct mental health and behavioral counseling for younger and older adults with a variety of presenting issues including depression, suicidal ideation, bipolar disorder, psychosis, PTSD, co-dependency, attachment issues, and persistent mental health issues.

I approach the therapeutic relationship with a sensitivity and respect for multicultural and social factors. My clinical experience includes working with marginalized populations, homeless individuals, individuals re-entering from incarceration and individuals living with chronic mental health challenges. I also have experience working with individuals in a healthcare setting with work stress, relationship issues, communication issues, and anger management issues.

My therapy style and approach draws influence from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Internal Family Systems, Gestalt, and Narrative Therapy approaches. My communication style is warm, direct, and transparent. My hope is to get to know your communication style so we can work collaboratively to get you to mental wellness - and to do so in a way that makes sense to you.

Outside of the therapy room, I am usually cooking up a new cultural dish, keeping up with NBA stats, and spending time with my dogs in the woods.

I look forward to the privilege of getting to know who you are and to partnering with you towards feeling better. Change can happen when you give it a chance.

Professional experience

9yrs in practice
Relationships Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation Bipolar disorder Depression

Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Attachment issues, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Dependent Personality, Dissociation, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Mood disorders , Paranoia, Post-traumatic stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-love, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Services offered


License information

CA LMFT 107836


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Kirsten Angeliyan. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Kirsten is very thoughtful and listens well, Kirsten is a great sounding board for me personally.

Written on Jan 10, 2024 after therapy with Kirsten for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

I feel listened too, respected and appreciated by Kirsten Angeliyan.

Written on Jan 07, 2024 after therapy with Kirsten for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and adhd

She is compassionate, an active listener, and so talented in her recommendations for how to address one's own thoughts and emotions, and through that one's actions. She's the real deal.

Written on Oct 23, 2023 after therapy with Kirsten for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and anger management