Therapist Profile

Kirstin F. Carl, M.S.
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16944 Ventura Blvd. Suite 4 Encino, CA 91316-4144
(818) 593-9047
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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.
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.
,I offer a sliding scale, according to your financial situation. I attempt to make therapy affordable for each client.
Credit Cards Accepted
Free Initial Consult
Offers Teletherapy


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

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


Theoretical Orientation
Emotion Focused Therapy
Object Relations
I am certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)


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