Kristen Ford

Kristen Ford, MA, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist

Contact: Ph. (760) 517-6564, Email: kristen@coastalcounselinggroup.com
Social Media: Psychology Today, LinkedIn

My goal is to instill hope and to help people find happiness and healing. I provide a safe, friendly and nurturing environment to get to know my clients and incite positive change in their lives. I believe therapy is an integral part of continually challenging one self to grow as an individual and within their relationships.

I work with children, adults and families from a client-centered approach. I take into consideration your individual situation to fit your needs and goals. I have experience working with adults struggling with issues including depression, anxiety, PTSD and substance abuse. I have extensive experience working with children/adolescents with ADHD, depression, anxiety, struggling with behavioral issues and trauma. I understand turning to therapy can be a challenging and an intimidating process but I know together we can turn the process into an exciting and worthwhile adventure together.

 

  • 5 years in practice
  • Undergrad: University of San Diego 2008
  • Graduate: Pepperdine University 2013
  • License number: MFC 98258, California
  • TFCBT is Trauma Focused CBT 2014
  • Solution-Focused 2015
  • Motivational Interviewing & MI for Youth 2014 & 2015
  • Domestic Violence 2013
  • Mindfulness & Intro to EMDR 2014
  • EMDR Trained 2017
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Children & Adolescents
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Relationship & Interpersonal Issues
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma / PTSD
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"Kristen is very nice and always goes out of her way to make me feel as comfortable as possible. And she always gives good advice and helps me remember what my priorities are. Coming to her for just somebody to talk and vent to really helps me out."
— Whitney, Vista

June 21, 2016

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"Kristen includes the family members when feasible and really makes the patient comfortable."
— Roy, Encinitas

June 21, 2016

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"I really like that Kristen is very warm and friendly. Also, she is very encouraging and supportive. She helped me to realize that some of the anxieties and fears I've had are normal because of the situations and circumstances I have been going through." — Helen, Encinitas

October 2, 2016

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"My children adore Kristen. She is very easy to communicate with." — Tamra, Carlsbad

October 2, 2016

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"There's no judgement with Kristen. She doesn't minimize my concerns." — Lindsey, Carlsbad

November 27, 2016