Kristi Garrison

Therapist Kristi Garrison Photo

About Me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have worked with adolescents and families in the Phoenix area for the past 18 years. I have worked with families who are in various stages of life transitions and enjoy helping both teenagers and their parents communicate and build upon their strengths. I have experience in faith based settings and partnered with a Christian ministry to develop resources to help adolescents heal from abuse.

My approach in counseling is to be client centered - that means that I want to help you feel comfortable and cared about so that I can support you in setting and meeting your goals. I use a cognitive behavioral approach and solutions focused brief therapy as a way to help support you in the changes you're looking to make. I have found that an online format for counseling is best used for general, supportive counseling and psycho-educational services. I will provide a safe place to express yourself, receive feedback, and set some goals to improve your mental/emotional well-being. It is important to note that I do not provide services pertaining to the diagnosing or the treatment of clinical mental health disorders. when working in an online telemental health format.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Anger management
  • Self esteem
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Parenting issues , Depression , Communication Problems , Family Problems , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Life Purpose , Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 18

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LCSW #12185 (Expires: 2022-11-30)


Written by D.E. on Apr 20, 2021 after therapy with Kristi for 10 months on issues concerning depression, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She is awesome. I’m am so much more healthy now than I was 6 months ago!!

Written by C.A. on Jul 04, 2020 after therapy with Kristi for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Kristi is an amazing counselor that definitely understands my unique needs in therapy. Ive always felt comfortable in her presence and her insights are always very accurate to helping me understand any of my personal situations. She provides actual steps to improving my mental health and she does so in a caring and individualized manner. I cant reccomend her enough.

Written by J.O. on Jun 10, 2020 after therapy with Kristi for 3 weeks on issues concerning self esteem, and adhd

Kristi has been fantastic in helping me walk through some really challenging things. I deeply appreciate the safe space she provides for us to explore some hard things.

Written by E.V. on May 01, 2020 after therapy with Kristi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Betterhelp helped me in a moment where I felt vulnerable and overwhelmed with life. My therapist provided a safe and trustworthy environment for me to express myself and share my traumatic experiences without feeling I'm being judged or misunderstood. Thank you, Dr. Garrison, for your support and compassion :)