Kristi Gusts (She/Her)

Accepting Clients

Hi! I am glad you're here. My name is Kristi and I am a therapist in Pasadena, CA. I am also a feminist, mother, and cat lover.

Marriage & Family Therapist in Pasadena, CA

About My Clients

In addition to specializing in Maternal Mental Health issues, I am LGBTQIA+ affirming and competent, Body Positive, Sex Worker Positive, Kink Friendly, and work with folks in Open Relationships/Non-Monogamy. “If you are a dreamer, come in, If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar, A hope-er, a pray-er, a magic bean buyer... If you're a pretender come sit by my fire For we have some flax-golden tales to spin. Come in! Come in!” ― Shel Silverstein, Where the Sidewalk Ends

My Background and Approach

Your connection with a therapist is an important one. I believe no single therapeutic approach is going to work for everyone, so our 20 minute consultation will focus on identifying your needs and determining if we would be a good fit. I am trained in a variety of modalities including Depth Psychology, Somatic Therapy, Cognitive Therapy, Mindfulness and Psychodynamic Therapy. The therapist/client relationship is a partnership and I have a knack for asking the hard questions in a supportive, safe, and non-judgmental environment. My educational background includes a BS in Biology from University of California, Irvine and an MS in Counseling Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. I have over 15 years' experience working with children, adolescents, and adults who have experienced trauma, depression and anxiety, suicidality and self harm, grief and loss, and co-dependency. I have also completed the Perinatal Mental Health Certification (PMH-C) from Postpartum Support International.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

Rebecca Solnit wrote, "We are our stories, stories that can be both prison and the crowbar to break open the door of that prison... Liberation is always in part a storytelling process: breaking stories, breaking silences, making new stories. A free person tells her own story." I would love to meet with you and help you heal and grow by telling yours.

I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 17 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $175 - 225/session


818-275-1587 Email Kristi
Anchor Counseling Pasadena
263 S Euclid Ave
Pasadena, CA 91101

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