Kristen White-Madsen


About Me

Welcome. Congratulations on taking the first step toward living your best life. My name is Kristen White-Madsen and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California. I have over 11 years experience working first as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor and then as a therapist working with individual suffering from a wide array of concerns. I have worked with clients with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, as well as many different life transitions. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. I have worked in clinics, criminal justice settings, county mental health, and addiction.
My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and rational-emotive counseling. I tailor my approach to your needs. I believe you are the expert on your life and I am just there to empathetically guide you in your journey through life's ups and downs.

I am looking forward to working with you.


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

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LCSW #81734 (Expires: 2021-11-01)


Written by L.E. on Feb 10, 2020 after counseling with Kristen for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and career difficulties

Kristen is amazing!

Written by K.A. on Dec 03, 2019 after counseling with Kristen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes

She is absolutely awesome, warm, motivating, and kind. She is great and knows how to listen well. She believes in me and it helped motivate me to keep going. She helped me realize how strong and capable that I am.