kristin smith

Kristin Smith

Registered California Associate Marriage Family Therapy -AMFT #106436
Supervised by Amy Gandin LMFT #40831

Kristin meets her clients where they are at, with warmth and unconditional positive regard. Her sessions are judgement-free, client-driven and insight developing. She pulls from family systems (because no one grows up in a vacuum), person-centered, CBT, DBT, Gottman and mindfulness practices.

Kristin has worked with children, adolescents, adults, families and couples. The process provides clients with a safe space to access and better utilize their innate strengths, develop new skills and invite new perspectives to create change.

The issues she has treated are recovery from addiction/eating disorders, depression, anxiety, marital/relationship issues, difficult divorces, sexuality issues, self-esteem challenges, parenting, ADHD, personality disorders, trauma, creating healthy relationships and anger management.

Kristin has two MA degrees, one in Psychology from Phillips Graduate University, the other in Asian Studies from California State University, Long Beach. She completed her BA in Political Science and International Relations at University of California, Santa Barbara.

Kristin lives in the San Fernando Valley with her 19-year-old son, 14-year-old daughter and 10-year old King Charles Cavalier Spaniel.