My name is Kirstie Figueroa, and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California. I earned my Master of Social Work degree, in 2007.
I enjoy helping people live with greater fulfillment by offering a supportive and empathetic sounding board. My goal is to help you nurture your self love and find more meaning and joy in your relationships and in your life experiences.
I utilize a holistic approach and draw from a variety of therapeutic theories with an emphasis on Cognitive Behavior Therapy. I encourage mindfulness strategies to promote emotional health and wellbeing. I will honor and incorporate your unique history to shape my therapeutic approach and your treatment plan.
I work with people experiencing life transitions and facing painful hurdles. I have significant experience working with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, grief, loss, relationship and career concerns. I also have notable experience in supporting individuals through family adjustments and transitions including postpartum related issues and concerns related to family separations and adjustments including custody issues.
My experience and connections with clients over the past 15 years has taught me that a key aspect of productive and effective therapy is the connection and comfort you feel with the person you choose to share your personal struggles with. I encourage open dialogue regarding our connection as we work toward therapeutic goals.
Sometimes a non-judgmental perspective offered from someone who is not in our immediate circle can offer a refreshing point of view that can give us momentum when we are feeling stuck or next steps seem unclear.
You can message me directly through Better Help. The frequency with which you can have access to a therapist offers a nice change from traditional outpatient counseling. I check messages daily. I offer messaging, phone sessions and occasional video sessions.
I am looking forward to meeting and working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Codependency, Communication Problems, Divorce and Separation, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, Infidelity, Mood Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Self-Love
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy
CA LCSW 29706
These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Kirstie Figueroa . 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.
Although I thought I had a pretty strong grasp as to where I was and where I wanted to be prior to coming to therapy, with Kirstie’s guidance, I have been able to attain, one, a much deeper understanding of why I am where I am by exploring and investigating matters I previously was not considering or willing to acknowledge, and two, a stronger ability to respect what I previously would doubt of myself and acknowledge the strengths I hold and remaining true to my value system. Kirstie has provided tools, advice, and perspective both in times when I have clarity and when I am completely lost. She has made herself available to a schedule that works for me but has also made herself available when I am in great need of assistance. I am more than happy to have matched with Kirstie and always look forward to our sessions as I see positive growth and development in myself consistent with my personals goals. Anyone looking for a person who truly listens to the essence of what you are sharing and engages in real dialogue with you, Kirstie is your person. Thank you Kirstie. You are truly appreciated.
Written on Apr 21, 2022 after therapy with Kirstie for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety
Thank you Kirstie!
She helped me with codependency issues and dealing with anxiety related issues. I had a great improvement ever since I started. Thank you!
Written on Mar 24, 2022 after therapy with Kirstie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety
She’s amazing and has helped me so much in such a short time!
Written on Feb 10, 2022 after therapy with Kirstie for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and self esteem
Thank you for everything- I’m excited to unfold more
Written on Feb 07, 2022 after therapy with Kirstie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching