Dr. Kristen Kochamba (she/her)

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

I am a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in the most empirically supported mindfulness based treatments.

Clinical Psychologist in Los Angeles, CA

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About My Clients

We all have those moments in life where we can’t seem to get ahold of our emotions, relationships, and responsibilities. At the same time, I truly believe that we are always doing the best we can. Sometimes we simply lack the skills needed to succeed. That’s where I come in! My approach is compassionate, client centered, and evidence based. I draw on your innate strengths and teach skills so you can find ease. I honor each person's unique path of growth and look forward to supporting yours!

My Background and Approach

My approach blends principles from cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness and acceptance approaches to promote stress resilience. My sessions are experiential and encourage a balance between acceptance and change based strategies. My clinical skills are grounded in research. For my doctoral dissertation, I exhaustively studied the most empirically supported mindfulness-based treatments. I employed a qualitative analysis on the treatment manuals to discern the common elements. This work earned me the award for “Outstanding Dissertation” and has contributed greatly to my clinical acumen. In regards to my training, I have been mentored by leading experts in the field on anxiety, depression, substance use, trauma, and stress related conditions. I carefully assess clinical problems using validated symptom measures and deliver targeted interventions. My ultimate goal is to help you live a rewarding life with the confidence, stability, and tenacity to cope with challenges ahead.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I'm passionate about providing high quality, evidenced based treatment to diverse clientele. Obtaining an undergraduate degree in Sociology and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Family Psychology has allowed me to understand my clients as embedded in their larger cultural systems. I provide compassionate client-centered interventions that engage individuals who haven't traditionally used mental health services. I have particular interests in cultural competence and systemic strengths based perspectives. I know how difficult it can be to make the decision to start therapy and I'm honored that you have taken the first step. I'd love to learn more about you to see if we would be a good fit. Please reach out for a free telephone consultation. I look forward to speaking with you soon!

I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 9 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $250 - 250/session

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