Welcome, I’m Kristen

Who am I?

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 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 and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Kristen also pulls from solution -focused therapy and takes a strength-based approach. Kristen utilizes these modalities, as well as others, to adapt treatment to fit the unique needs of each client.

Kristen has experience as a therapist and as program management within a community- based mental health organization and provided therapeutic services at in an outpatient children’s mental health hospital. Kristen has offered mental health services to individuals across multiple age ranges to include children, adolescents, and adults. She has experience with individual therapy, family therapy, and group therapy. Kristen has provided services to a diverse group of clients with regard to presenting problem, race and 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.


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1650 Garnet Avenue #1022 San Diego, CA 92109
(619)-333-6139 Info@kristenackermanlmft.com