Therapist Profile

Name:
Kirstin F. Carl, M.S.
Professional Title:
Location:
16944 Ventura Blvd. Suite 4 Encino, CA 91316-4144
Phone:
(818) 593-9047
License Number
LMFT53759
Practicing Since:
2007
Additional Licenses:
MFT

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist treating adults, teens, kids, families, & couples since 2007. I practice and identify with the Christian faith, for anyone who is seeking a faith-based therapeutic process. Se habla Espanol : I am fluent in Spanish, with extensive experience with multicultural populations. My approach grows out of my passionate belief in the transformative power of relationships. I believe that our early relational experiences significantly impact our future relationships. They influence our ways of viewing ourselves and others. Connecting with a compassionate therapist, you can heal from the pain of your past, and then open the door of possibility to more gratifying connections with others. A secure, healthy relationship with a therapist is a starting point for building desired healthy relationships in other areas of your life, like with peers, co-workers, romantic partners, and so on. Together, we will work to increase your sense of well-being, so that you may navigate life’s challenges without regressing toward old, self-defeating behaviors. I will give you concrete tools for your successful life changes. Drawing on my experience and abilities, I offer a unique atmosphere of safety, trust, acceptance, and compassionate exploration. I am deeply committed to providing an environment where you feel safe to uncover the hidden and tender places in your heart, while partnering with you towards deep emotional healing, growth, & lasting change. I have devoted my professional development to creating a therapeutic experience in which the wounds & scars you carry in your heart can heal, bringing forth freedom & wholeness that previously felt out of reach.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Weekdays & evenings.
Services
I offer extensive experience working with adults, teens, kids, families, & couples. I specialize in working with survivors of sexual abuse & other trauma, adolescents, young adults, & those experiencing relational difficulties such as co-dependency & fear of intimacy.
Insurance
,I offer a sliding scale, according to your financial situation. I attempt to make therapy affordable for each client.
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
Phone

Education

Degrees
I graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, and then went on to receive my Master of Science degree in Counseling from University of Phoenix, Pasadena Campus.

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Addictions
Adolescents
Anxiety
Attachment Therapy
Career Stress and Changes
Children
Christian Based Therapy
Childhood Trauma
CoDependant/Adult Children of Alcoholics
Communication Skills
Depression/Clinical Depression
Divorce/Dissolution
Employment Issues
Ethnicity/Multi-Cultural Relationships
Families
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Individual
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder
Parenting
Personality Disorders
Phobias
Play Therapy
Pre-Marriage Counseling
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Rape Victims
Relationships
Religious/Spiritual Orientation
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Single Parents
Stress
Trauma
Women's Issues
Working With Therapists

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Attachment
Developmental/Depth
Emotion Focused Therapy
Humanistic/Existential
Object Relations
Somatic
Certifications
I am certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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