I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. I have over 10 years experience in social services settings/mental health as a therapist working with a variety of individuals, children, teens, and families from different backgrounds presenting with issues ranging from depression, anxiety, substance abuse, divorce, homeless, intellectual delays, dual diagnosis, trauma, and family issues. I have a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology. I have worked in settings including crisis homes and residential treatment centers to name a couple.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
I'm not sure if this therapist had a full plate or not. I specifically chose them because of the specialties outlined on their profile, but not once did I feel like any of those skills were utilized. In the end they gave me BetterHelp "worksheets" and sent me on my way. There's no way I can recommend this service to any of my friends or acquaintances.
Written on Jul 14, 2022 after therapy with Kristi for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and anger management