Who I Am
I’m Kristen Wright. I am a Marital and Family Therapist and Art Therapist.
What I Do
I am passionate about helping clients find relief from their suffering and developing healthy behaviors and outlooks on life. My treatment modality is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). CBT is an evidence-based treatment that helps people understand the relationships between their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Treatment aims to help patients replace negative thoughts and develop new behaviors.
As part of the EDTLA team with Dr. Lauren Mulheim and dietitian Katie Grubriak, I am passionate about helping individuals to overcome their disordered eating and developing a healthy relationship food. Whether recovering from a severe eating disorder, dieting or struggling with anxiety over food or body image, I create a treatment plan that caters to each individual’s needs and provides reasonable and understandable goals.
I received a Master of Arts degree in Marital and Family Therapy at Loyola Marymount University with an emphasis in Clinical Art Therapy. I believe Art Therapy is a transformative experience and a creative way of expressing difficult emotions and uncovering unconscious thoughts. It does not require any skill or creative talent on the client’s part. When appropriate I will ask clients to create collages or use colors to help deal with difficult feelings. Upon request, I can create a treatment plan that utilizes more creative arts.
An additional treatment resource offered for adolescents and children suffering from trauma is Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), an evidence-based treatment. I also provide services through the Victims of Crime (VOC) program, a state-sponsored plan that offers free mental health services and financial support for those who have been victimized by a crime.
My previous work has included residential treatment facilities for adolescents and children suffering from severe depression, sexual abuse, and mental disorders. I also have worked at an addiction recovery center for adult women.
More About Me
I am native to Los Angeles and enjoy exploring other cultures, art, and history.
How I Help
I am honored to walk with my clients on their journey of inner healing and understanding. I believe in offering you the tools you need to create changes in thinking and behaviors. Patients find me encouraging and empathetic.
To schedule an appointment with me you can use the encrypted form attached here.