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Specializations

Children (3+)

Teens

Families
Young Adults
Anxiety (General, Social, OCD, Panic, Separation)
Play Therapy
ADHD/ Autism
Disruptive Behaviors
Trauma
Mood/Emotional Dysregulation
Social Skills
Family Issues

Life Transitions
Art Therapy 
Behavioral Therapy (DBT, CBT) 

Kaitlin Christy

California Associate Marriage & Family Therapist #139234

California Associate Professional Clinical Counselor #13870

Supervised by Amber Keating, LCSW #22838

We all have profound capabilities for change, and I am here to support and honor that process with deep compassion, uplifting enthusiasm, and a growth mindset. My work as a therapist is dedicated to empowering youth, strengthening families, and navigating life’s challenges together through empathy, connection, and the use of therapeutic techniques supported by research.


My approach and philosophy are guided by viewing my clients through both a strength-based and multicultural lens, where I focus on nurturing positive attributes and talents rather than concentrating solely on problems or deficits. By fostering these strengths, my clients are empowered to utilize their unique skills and abilities to overcome challenges, build resilience, and enhance their self-esteem, leading to more positive and productive behaviors and outcomes. I employ a holistic framework combining evidence-based practices (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy) with a creative and playful approach that is unique to each client.


I am passionate about working with children of all ages, teens, young adults, and families on their journeys to grow, thrive, and create lasting change. I treat those that present with: Anxiety (Generalized, Social, Obsessive-Compulsive, Separation, Phobias), Depression, Disruptive behaviors, ADHD, Autism, Mood and Emotional Dysregulation.


I also provide trauma-focused treatment (TF-CBT, Trauma Focused Play Therapy) to help clients overcome negative life events such as family separation/divorce, loss/grief, addiction, and other sudden life or familial changes. It is easy to get stuck in survival mode; That is why it is important to support my clients by nurturing the connection between their mind and body, manage big emotions, and help them to acquire adaptive and positive coping skills.

Education

Pepperdine University, Graduate School of Education and Psychology

Master of Arts, Clinical Psychology

New York University

Bachelor of Arts, Creative Expression, Technology, & Consciousness

Training

  • TF-CBT Web-Training (Medical University of South Carolina)
  • Trauma-Resilient Play: The PlayStrong Approach
  • Brain Development, Trauma, and Attachment (DMH ICARE)
  • Suicide Awareness and Practical Skills to Support Resilience (12th Annual LASPN Summit)
  • Promoting Resilience in Our New Reality: Helping Parents and Caregivers (Council for Child Abuse Prevention)
  • The Science of Handling Bullying (UCLA PEERS Clinic)
  • Child Abuse Mandated Reporter Training
  • California Integrated Practice, CANS, Los Angeles (Praed Foundation)
  • Foundations of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT): Working with Adolescents and Families
  • Grief and Loss: Children and Family Support (DMH Child Welfare Division)
  • Telehealth: Law & Ethics, Technology, and Best Practices for Connecting with Your Clients (RE CAMFT, BBS)

Memberships

  • California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists (CAMFT), Member

  • Los Angeles Chapter of CAMFT (LACAMFT), Member

Call/Text

Mobile:  424-​247-6054

Email 

kaitlin@pacificmft.com

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Availability

Telehealth

State of California

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