Welcome, I’m Kristen
Kristen Ackerman is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. Kristen obtained her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Master of Art in Marital and Family Therapy. Kristen’s therapy practice is collaborative and built on developing a safe environment and trusting relationship to create change and a more fulfilling life. As a therapist, Kristen integrates interventions and concepts from evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, amongst others and takes a strength-based approach. Additionally, Kristen collaborates with the client as well as adapts therapy to fit the individuals’ unique needs.
Kristen has experience as a therapist and in program management in a community mental health setting. She has also provided therapy to youth at an outpatient children’s psychiatric hospital. Kristen has offered mental health services to individuals across multiple age ranges (children, adolescents, and adults) and modalities (individual, family, and group therapy). Further, Kristen has provided services to a diverse group of clients with regard to presenting problem, ethnicity, cultural background, sexual orientation, and gender identity.
When not working, you will find Kristen spending time with her family and friends, learning plant-based recipes, at the beach, and going for walks. Second to her passion in working with people, Kristen enjoys being around animals and spending time at her parent’s ranch that is home to 21 pets.
1650 Garnet Avenue #1022 San Diego, CA 92109