Kirstin Carl is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with 10 years of experience, specializing in trauma, teen / adolescent, young adult, couples, and faith-based therapy. She maintains a private practice in the San Fernando Valley community of Encino.
Specializing in working with survivors of sexual abuse & other trauma, she compassionately approaches the avoidance & shame connected to trauma, in order to join with clients to overcome obstacles to healing.
Her clinical, personal, & educational experiences contribute to her ability to help you overcome the trauma of your past & thrive in the present, leading to hope & transformation.
She also specializes in mother-daughter relationships, helping you break free from the hurt holding you back from the healthy connection you desire.
She feels honored to have the privilege of walking with clients through the dark places in their hearts, & then into the light of a life of freedom from emotions & behavior patterns that previously kept them in bondage. The joy of her life is building an atmosphere of trust & safety that allows clients to reach new levels of success.
Although she practices & identifies with the Christian faith, her therapeutic practice is not limited to Christian clients.
For those who are seeking a faith-based therapeutic experience, she incorporates The Lord into the treatment process. She helps her Christian clients discover the ways that their experiences & pain affect the way they view The Lord. She gently guides her Christian clients into a healthy relationship with The Lord.
She believes that safety & trust in the client-therapist relationship are the most important factors in determining the outcome of therapy. She has a strong ability to join with clients to form an effective client-therapist alliance. She creates an atmosphere of acceptance, so that clients may begin to value themselves & discover their true identities.