Kristen Welke

Registered Associate MFT

Kristen Welke

Registered Associate MFT

Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist
License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision. Supervisor: Elizabeth Kromhout, MFT Lic. 92416
Primary Credential: Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist - 104059
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: $180 per hour
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability


1821 Wilshire Blvd
Suite 647
Santa Monica, California 90403

My Approach to Helping

Everyone wants to be seen and accepted, especially teens. I work to create a safe, non-judgmental space that allows clients to address underlying issues that may be contributing to anxiety, depression, behavioral problems and other issues. As a therapist, it's important to me to establish a real connection using empathy, creativity, and humor. I work in a relational way that allows clients to empower themselves and deepen their awareness.

More Info About My Practice

In my private practice, I work with children, teens, and young adults ages 5 to 35 years old. My theoretical orientation is humanistic and strength-based while also drawing on principles from Gestalt, CBT, psychodynamic therapy, and mindfulness. I have extensive cross-cultural experience working with a diverse population and strive to honor a client's culture, religion, and traditions.

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

I am passionate about working with children and teens who come to therapy with a variety of issues. Whether they are struggling with depression, anxiety, substances, identity issues, grief and loss, or relationship issues, I will collaborate with the client to help them achieve their therapeutic goals and empower themselves.

Services I Provide

  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    My favorite population to work with are clients ages 5 - 21.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Bullying
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Family Problems
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • School issues
  • Stress
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
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