My name is Kristy Hamilton, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California, having also worked professionally in Colorado. I work as a Medical/Hospice Social Worker, and have a small private practice called Malibu Walk and Talk Therapy. I have also worked in a dual-diagnosis facility as a Program Manager and therapist, and Clinic as their Behavioral Health Provider. My experience working with individuals and families has covered a wide range of concerns related to stress, mood, parenting, family conflict, moves and life transitions, obsessions and compulsions, addictions, organizational issues, hoarding, workplace issues, care-giver challenges, and aging issues. I grew up and attended a variety of churches over the years as we have moved and spent time abroad, and find that these experiences have enabled me to grow and love the uniqueness of individuals and the place one's past and environment have on the present.
The connection between therapist and client is one of the biggest factors for success, and so I will listen to best understand your current situation and concerns. My counseling style is collaborative and interactive, respectful, warm, and practical. I draw from cognitive-behavioral, client and solution-focused, motivational, attachment-based, existential, and dialectical behavior therapies. I focus primarily on present circumstances and work collaboratively to better understand one's past and environment, and to adjust unproductive patterns of thinking and behaving as you move forward.
My license allows me to provide professional counseling in California and Colorado, and am available via phone, live chat, or video for counseling sessions almost every day of the week since my schedule is flexible.
The life experience I have as a parent and professional may be very helpful for you as you courageously reach out during this time. I want you to get the short or long-term support and counsel best suited for you and your present situation.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Domestic Violence, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
CO LCSW 681
CA LCSW 61600
Best therapist I have ever ever had. Thank you so much for existing and living your purpose.
Written on Jul 15, 2022 after therapy with Kristy for 2 weeks
She's very good at explaining why I feel like I do and solutions to deal with it.
Written on Jan 06, 2022 after therapy with Kristy for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
Kristy has been an amazing counselor for me this past year! The aftermath of the pandemic and ongoing life stresses were so much easier to navigate with Kristy’s guidance. She is open and understanding, but honest while providing several helpful tools as well. I feel ready to take on the difficulties that the future may hold with what I’ve learned and practiced during my time with Kristy. I’d highly highly recommend her to anyone and everyone. You can trust that she is a professional with lots of experience, but it’s balanced well as she is personable and approachable. Thanks for everything, Kristy!
Written on Dec 09, 2021 after therapy with Kristy for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and coping with life changes
Kristy checks in with me quite frequently and usually let me know ahead of time if there are days she will be unavailable to schedule live chats. She has helped me see my issues and concerns from various perspectives, and more importantly, she offers guidance and provides suggestion which has helped me to slowly change my negative way of thinking, as well as be more conscious of my overthinking. I can feel that she is genuinely concerned when something is bothering me and has always be real/honest with me.
Written on May 16, 2021 after therapy with Kristy for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem