Kristen Welke

Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT

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Kristen Welke, MA, AMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in Santa Monica
(424) 383-6792 Website

Kristen Welke

Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT


Location

Personal Development Institute
1821 Wilshire Blvd
Suite #647
Santa Monica, California 90403
(424) 383-6792

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My favorite clients to work with are children and teens ages 5 to 18 as well as young adults ages 19 - 35. I have an innate ability to connect and communicate with children and teens while at the same time being able to form a relationship with their parents to assist in the work they are doing in therapy. I work to create a safe, non-judgmental space that allows clients to be themselves. As a therapist, I show up authentically and establish a real connection using empathy, creativity, and humor.

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

My approach is humanistic and strength-based while drawing on other theories such as psychodynamic, CBT, and Gestalt. I also incorporate mindfulness and awareness into sessions. I have experience working with a diverse population and strive to provide culturally competent services that honor a client's culture, beliefs, and traditions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 3 Years
  • School: Antioch University
  • Year Graduated: 2017
  • License and State: 104059 California
  • Supervisor: Elizabeth Kromhout
  • Supervisor License: 92416 California

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $150 - $180
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: CAMFT
  • Member Since: 2018

Location

Personal Development Institute
1821 Wilshire Blvd
Suite #647
Santa Monica, California 90403
(424) 383-6792

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
Issues
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Coping Skills
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Peer Relationships
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Vegan Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • EMDR
  • Family Systems
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Strength-Based
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Group

Links

My Website

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Last Modified: 01 May 2019
Kristen Welke, MA, AMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in Santa Monica

Kristen Welke

Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT