Kirstin Carl


Kirstin Carl


Telehealth Available
Professions: Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: MFC - 53759
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Free Initial Consultation


16944 Ventura Blvd., Suite 3
Encino, California 91316

My Approach to Helping

As a therapist with 15 years of experience, many of my clients come in because of anxiety, depression, and relationships. And then as we dig deeper into their histories, often we discover that they have underlying trauma, including relational trauma and sexual abuse.

My areas of expertise include perfectionism, people-pleasing, shame, and family of origin issues.

Although perfectionism and people-pleasing can contribute to high levels of academic and career success, they can also lead to feeling stuck in the area of relationships.

Therapy with me is not just venting, or a Band-Aid. I do more than just listen. My approach is to both actively develop tools, ideas, and strategies to deal with present situations, and also work on the deep roots of current struggles, which often come from earlier relationships.

In therapy with me, you will learn about setting boundaries, self-care, self-love, standing up for yourself, identifying your needs, and communicating your needs to others without shutting down or getting angry.

More Info About My Practice

Contact me today for a free phone consultation. I know you’re busy. I offer online scheduling, convenient virtual appointments so you don’t have to mess around with traffic, and an understanding that busy doesn’t mean fulfilled.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I'm passionate about helping you really embrace hope; not just in a fleeting emotional moment, but deep inside your innermost being. In our work together, I will illuminate your hidden truths, so you can gather your scattered pieces and put yourself back together again; encourage you to re-write the story of your life; and celebrate with you as you begin to truly love yourself.
I know from my own healing process and my 15 years as a therapist that you can embrace intimacy and discover more peace and joy than you ever thought possible.

Services I Provide

  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults


  • Spanish

Groups I Work With

    Survivors of sexual abuse and other trauma, teens, young adults, successful professionals, co-dependency, mother-daughter relationships, couples.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Object Relations
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Somatic Psychotherapy

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