Kristine Drake

(Clinical, Social, Worker)

About Me

Kristine D. Drake, Clinical Social Worker.
Feeling frustrated and gaslighted when calling out barriers in the workplace. Wishing that your co-workers were more of an ally. Thinking of changing careers for more job satisfaction and work/life balance. Thinking of starting a business yet fear of no security holds you back. Wishing that partners & potential partners weren’t intimidated by your achievements. Tired of being the only responsible reliable one in your family. Having professional and personal challenges of this sort may mean that therapy could be of great value to you.

Kristine D. Drake, Clinical Social Worker.
I work around your busy schedule with evening and Saturday appointments available. My approach is warm, direct and down to earth. I tend to be solution focused and set a priority on helping you make progress quickly.
I strive to work with clients in achieving a greater understanding of how current and past thoughts, actions, and circumstances affect current emotions. My goal is to assist clients in development and utilization of their individual personal resources in their treatment.

Background and Clinical Training

My first counseling experience came in 1991, when she began volunteer work as a telephone crisis counselor within the addictions field in Los Angeles, California. I have been has been working for the United States Veterans Affairs (VA) since 2012. Within the VA system I have been trained professionally, in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for depression, Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for psychological trauma, and Motivational Interviewing therapy (MI) for addiction behavioral diagnosis's.

I earned my master’s degree in social work from the University of New Mexico in 2011.

I attained my clinical license in 2014. Every two years, I complete a minimum of forty hours of continuing education.




Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • LGBT
  • Relationship issues
  • Depression

I also have experience in Eating disorders, ADHD

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #C-08665 (Expires: 2021-07-01)


Reviews

Written by N.I. on Dec 01, 2019 after counseling with Kristine for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Kristine Drake is very patient and understanding. She is very logical and HELPFUL. I have actively seen a positive change in my behavior.

Written by T.Â. on Nov 06, 2019 after counseling with Kristine for 5 days on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, anger management, and coping with life changes

One of the things that I like the most about Kristine is the fact that she is direct and really down to earth. At that’s really important to me. She’s also a kind and available person to hear what you have to say.