(323) 592-9151
kristinconoverphd@gmail.com


THERAPY SERVICES

PHILOSOPHY

I believe all people have the capacity to build a fulfilling life, however, many barriers may be interfering with your current sense of satisfaction. I help you explore what unique factors are getting in the way of your happiness, with a focus on reinforcing and developing your strengths. I can help you to recognize, access, and adapt your internal and external resources in order to decrease your distress and promote lasting growth.

Your individualized treatment plan will develop collaboratively, with your concerns as the starting point. I carefully tailor our sessions to align with your goals, strengths, experiences, and values. Therapeutic techniques I regularly use include cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness and relaxation techniques, and interpersonal process. Although my work is integrative, I view struggles from a feminist therapy lens. As a feminist therapist, I take into account social and environmental factors, cultural beliefs, and messages that may influence how you view yourself, your problems, and your solutions.

Clients and colleagues often comment on my non-judgmental stance, and I believe this comes from a deep respect for my clients. I am optimistic about your potential for healing and transformation, and have confidence in your ability to meet your goals. If you think I might be able to help you along the way, please contact me to learn more.

My specializations include LGBTQ+ mental health, physical disability and chronic illness, sexual and relationship trauma, anxiety, stress management, and life transitions.


SERVICES

I provide individual therapy services to adults. Sessions are typically 50 minutes in duration. In the first session, you will have the opportunity to review all initial paperwork and share information about your concerns and your background. We will discuss your hopes and goals, as well as how I can help.

Confidentiality is critical to the therapeutic nature of our work. What you say in therapy sessions remains confidential. Please note, however, there are legal exceptions to your right to confidentiality, and these exceptions will be discussed in the first session. If you have any questions about confidentiality, please feel free to ask.

Cancellations must be made by phone as soon as possible and no later than 24 hours in advance of your appointment to cancel or reschedule. If a session is cancelled or rescheduled with less than 24 hours notice, you will be required to pay the full session fee for the appointment.



FEES AND PAYMENT

You will be expected to pay your fee by cash, check, or credit card at the beginning of each session. Fees will be set over the phone prior to your first appointment.

If your health insurance includes "out of network" outpatient mental health benefits, this provision usually provides coverage for my services. This means you are responsible for payment at the time of service and I will provide you with an itemized statement at the end of the month, which you can then submit to your insurance  company for reimbursement. I do not accept insurance at this time. 

Please note that I am only in the office on Fridays and therefore, I can only offer once weekly sessions. If you need greater flexibility or more frequent sessions, I am happy to provide you with referrals for other qualified providers.



BACKGROUND

TRAINING

I have worked in community and university settings, including brief and long-term individual therapy, group therapy, and career counseling since 2008. Prior to beginning work in a private practice setting in 2015, I was a Per-diem Staff Psychologist at the University of Southern California's Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention and Services. I completed my full-time APA-accredited predoctoral psychology internship at the University of Southern California Student Counseling Services. I have also received clinical training at the University of Southern California Career Center; University of California, Santa Barbara Counseling and Psychological Services; Counseling and Recovery Services at Pacific Pride Foundation, the local LGBTQ community center of Santa Barbara; Hosford Counseling and Psychological Services Clinic; and Simmons College Counseling Center.

My unique training and experience has led to specializations related to LGBTQ+ mental health, physical disability and chronic illness, sexual and relationship trauma, anxiety, stress management, and life transitions.

In addition to working in private practice, I am the Associate Program Director and an Assistant Professor in the Clinical Psychology PhD program at the California School of Professional Psychology, Alliant International University, Los Angeles.


EDUCATION

Ph.D. in Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology (APA-accredited)
Doctoral emphasis in Feminist Studies
University of California, Santa Barbara

M.A. in Mental Health Counseling
Boston College

B.A. in Psychology
University of California, Santa Cruz



AWARDS

“Susan A. Neufeldt Award for Excellence in Clinical Supervision”
Hosford Counseling and Psychological Services
University of California, Santa Barbara

“Distinguished Graduate Teaching Award”
Department of Feminist Studies
University of California, Santa Barbara 

“Donald Atkinson Multicultural Research Award”
Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology
University of California, Santa Barbara 


TEACHING

FACULTY POSITION

Associate Program Director & Assistant Professor
Clinical Psychology PhD program
California School of Professional Psychology
Alliant International University, Los Angeles


COURSES

“Intercultural Processes and Human Diversity"
Doctoral-level course
California School of Professional Psychology
Alliant International University, Los Angeles

“Cognitive-Behavioral Approaches to Intervention"
Doctoral-level course
California School of Professional Psychology
Alliant International University, Los Angeles

“Society and the Individual”
Masters-level course
Antioch University, Los Angeles

“Field Study”
Masters-level course
Antioch University, Los Angeles

“Brief Therapy”
Masters-level course
Antioch University, Los Angeles

“Career Development I”
Masters-level course
Antioch University, Los Angeles

“Psychology of Gender”
Undergraduate course
University of California, Santa Barbara


SELECTED WORKSHOPS, TRAININGS, & LECTURES

“The Psychology of Disability and Chronic Illness”
Full-day workshop

“Contemporary Mental Health with Queer Women”
Full-day workshop

“Transgender Ally Training”
Three-part training

“Alcohol Use Among Sexual Minority Women”
Guest lecture


RESOURCES

HOTLINES

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255
resolve Crisis Services: 888-796-8226


MEDITATION AND MINDFULNESS

UC San Diego audio meditations



CONTACT
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I would love to hear from you. Please contact me for more information or to schedule an initial appointment.

icon 1 143 N. Larchmont Blvd., Floor 2, Los Angeles CA 90004

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email kristinconoverphd@gmail.com

I am currently full but will be accepting new clients soon on Fridays. To be added to my waitlist or for further information about services, please contact me by phone or email. I respond to inquiries within 48 hours unless you receive notice that I am away from the office. Please note that email is not a secure form of communication.

Metered street parking is available. You may also be able to park on the residential streets parallel to Larchmont Blvd., just be sure to check street signs for restrictions.

There is an elevator to reach the second floor.