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

*During this Covid crisis, I am offering video and phone sessions.*
Tension burns inside of you as you run around frantically, trying to live up to everyone's expectations.
Even though on the outside it looks like you've got it all together, on the inside you're a hot mess.
Drowning in thoughts you are not enough, you look for comfort in shopping, eating, drinking a glass of wine. But it all leaves you even emptier on the inside.
Your inner critic is always present, telling you why you are not worthy of love. Why you are not worthy of success. Why you are never going to measure up as a friend, mother, daughter, or partner.
You do not know how to find your true self, when you have spent so many years conforming to what others want you to be.
It feels like you have been spinning around in all of this forever.’
You worry that you may never find your way out of your pain.
I understand women's struggles, and I am committed to helping them face challenges at every stage of life.

With gentleness and compassion, I will guide you on your healing journey. Being a therapist for the past 14 years, I know how to take you deeper beneath the surface of your struggles. However, I will not push you too quickly. We will go at your pace. I will help you develop coping skills and strategies, as well as get at the root of your struggles. In my experience, often we start working on depression, anxiety, or relationships, and then come to find their origins are in traumatic experiences. I have found success working with trauma survivors, and this is where my true passion lies.

By the time you are done working with me, you will have healthy boundaries, love yourself, understand your triggers, and be able to feel close to others. You will be able to express your thoughts and feelings to others, without getting angry or shutting down. You will be able to quiet your inner critic. You will be able to stand up for yourself, and stop saying yes when you mean no. You will be able to trust, and feel closer to others. You deserve to show yourself the care you show to others. Contact me today or visit my website for a free 30 minute phone consultation.

More Info About My Practice

I offer a faith-based perspective for those who are looking for it, although I also provide therapy that is not faith-based.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I know what it's like to feel stuck and trapped from past trauma. You can absolutely overcome what's holding you back. I became a therapist to help others experience the healing I have found. I love helping others transform their pain into hope, meaning, purpose, and fulfillment.

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
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • 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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