Kristen Gardenhire


Kristen Gardenhire


Telehealth Available
Professions: Counselor, Mental Health Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Social Worker
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

Fees: 150.00 per session sliding scale available
Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability


3301 Ocean Park
SANTA MONICA, California 90405

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My Approach to Helping

Life throws difficulties our way sometimes, and can leave us reeling and uncertain about what to do. It can change our perspective on family, friends, work, and our relationship with God. Many people find themselves struggling with symptoms of anxiety, stress, and depression. I hope that I can be there for you in your time of need. I offer compassionate, genuine, and nonjudgmental therapy. I utilize a dynamic emotion focused approach that I find helps clients to experience relief from their distress. I am collaborative in my approach with clients. My desire is that therapy can provide you with hope during your time of need.

More Info About My Practice

Unfortunately, I do not accept insurance at this time but work along with a sliding scale. I can provide a superbill for insurance reimbursement. If finances are an issue for you I would love to discuss further.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I specialize in working with young adults, but have experience working with teens and children too! I also have wide knowledge in the areas of depression, anxiety, and traumatic stress. I have many people come to me that are experiencing relational difficulties and are not sure how to move forward. I enjoy working with clients having a crisis of faith andor difficulties in their spirituality.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

Growing up I always loved stories - and hearing other people's stories. Psychotherapy is a time and space where I get the privilege of being able to connect with others and hear what is happening in their lives and how they feel and think about it. People allow me into their intimate life moments and I get to be the holder of their difficulties and joys.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    children, teens, and adults

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Breakup
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Depression
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Self-Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Stress

Types of Therapy

  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic

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