Kristi provides a nurturing and supportive therapeutic environment for her clients, in which they can feel comfortable sharing what they are going through with a focus on providing guidance, establishing safety and promoting self-empowerment. Kristi's specialty is working with children on the autism spectrum. She is a Certified Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Specialist. She also has experience working with a range of children that encounter other various challenges as well, such developmental disabilities, ADHD, mood disorders, anxiety disorders and selective mutism. In her therapy sessions, she practices various treatment methods tailored to fit the needs and goals of her clients. These include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA), Solution Focused Therapy (SFT), Mindfulness. Her clinical experience includes 5 years of working in the schools (k-12), where she provided individual and group counseling sessions.
Additionally, Kristi worked at a child development center for 2 years, providing behavioral therapy to children with a range of developmental disabilities. Kristi worked in a community-based mental health outpatient facility, where she worked in multiple intensive family-based programs, a suicide hotline and co-facilitated a substance abuse program. Kristi holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from California Lutheran University, a Masters in Social Work from California State University Northridge.