Welcome! I'm glad you're here.

If you're looking for a therapist, you've already decided that there are some ways your life could be better or different. You may know exactly what the issue is and have specific goals, or you might not even know what you need or where to start. In either case, you don’t have to struggle alone; I'm here to help and we will figure it out together. 


If you're in a tough spot, please know that where you're at right now isn't where you're always going to be. Therapy can help build the bridge between where you are and where you'd like to be instead. It's also an investment in your own personal growth and ability to live a happy, meaningful life.


A holistic approach to optimal mental health + wellbeing

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Anxiety + Depression

Anxiety + Depression

Anxiety + Depression

Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives. Therapy can help you recover the motivation, perspective, and joy that you once had in your life. 

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Trauma + EMDR

Anxiety + Depression

Anxiety + Depression

Many people experience symptoms associated with painful and traumatic experiences. Anxiety, intrusive thoughts, and hopelessness are just some of the symptoms that can linger after traumatic events. This is a normal response to an abnormal situation, and it is possible to recover and heal with the appropriate trauma treatment modalities, such as EMDR. 

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Relationships

Anxiety + Depression

Relationships

Therapy is a supportive place to discuss the tough issues, restore connection, and gain tools to strengthen your relationship at any stage. Therapy can also help you explore questions and concerns about your relationship, or heal from a breakup.     

Client feedback

"Kristy is an incredibly kind, thoughtful and patient therapist. She gave me tools that I could use immediately and they worked great. Her analogies in session were spot on and easily relatable. She helped me open up about my own insecurities and made me feel comfortable in the way I felt." -J.S., Carlsbad


"I feel like a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders and it was all because of Kristy's support. She is a wonderful therapist. Thank you!!" -M.D., Encinitas

"Kristy is extremely kind and caring. She was super helpful to me while I was going through a difficult time in my marriage. She was always a great listener and gave me great tools and advice that was relevant and practical. She also introduced me to EMDR, which helped me really work through issues that I had a hard time getting over. While, sadly, I had to move to another state and stop seeing Kristy, I continue to do EMDR as it has helped me not feel as anxious." – M.L., Minneapolis


   "Kristy completely changed my outlook on therapy. After being the victim of childhood sexual trauma and abuse, I was left with intense PTSD. The flashbacks, anxiety, and fear were nothing short of a living nightmare. Kristy's care and EMDR techniques changed my life for the best. I highly recommend her services for anyone experiencing ANY type of trauma." -J.R., Vista 


“Meeting and working with Kristy has been one of the most important and beneficial decisions of my life. As a Veteran, I’ve seen serval therapist for myself and my relationships, but none have matched her ability to listen and to ask the right questions in order to understand my perspective. She’s provided me with coping tools and life changing reading materials that has truly empowered me and changed my outlook on how I handle my own thoughts and relationships.  I firmly believe that she has helped me identify and break generational trauma that has been limiting my happiness. Thank you for all that you’ve done and continue to do for others.”  -J.J., Oceanside

"Before meeting Kristy I was barely surviving and I didn't have any hope. Past abuse and trauma kept me occupied with anxiety, depression and dissociation. Fear was my normal, even after seeing many therapists. The coping skills I had been taught didn't work for me. I tried hard not to let PTSD control my life, but nearly in all regards it did. Barely surviving, the thought of possibly thriving one day had honestly never crossed my mind. However, when I met Kristy, the possibilities and the hopes I had for myself began to change. From my first appointment, she articulated hopes and beliefs in myself and held onto them until I could hold them one day. (continued on next section ->)

Today, I am hopeful for my present and future and do trust Kristy through this journey. She is authentic and very intelligent. Having so many therapists, she has been the first I am comfortable with. Her style invites you to relax, is calming and very present every step of the way. Since starting EMDR with Kristy I no longer experience constant and frequent dissociation. In combination with the coping skills I learn during our sessions, I am emotionally the best I've ever been in my entire life. Through the low moments, I am equipped with tools that I have witnessed on multiple occasions to work. I am personally inspired by Kristy's work and it is refreshing to know she is such a game changer for people like myself." –A.R., Carlsbad

Appointment scheduling

If you'd like to schedule an appointment, please send me a message indicating your scheduling availability and a brief statement about your treatment needs. I typically respond within 1-2 business days. 

Office address

171 Saxony Road, Encinitas, California 92024, United States

Hours of availability

Mondays: 9 am - 7 pm

Wednesdays: 9 am - 7 pm 

Fridays: 10 am - 5 pm

Saturdays: Occasionally by appointment only

Not available Tuesdays, Thursdays, or Sundays


*Check back for updated availability 

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