About Me & My Counseling Practice
Kristen Ewers, MA
Marriage & Family
Few of us ever anticipate that we will one day be in need of therapy. Secretly, we hope that our struggles will be minimal. We’d like to think that we are strong enough to handle anything that life will throw at us. For many, however, this is not the case. Human suffering is universal, pervasive and impacts our entire being. If you are reading this now, then you are probably in a place where you are considering reaching out for help, ready to humbly acknowledge that you (and perhaps your family) may need something more than you can do for yourself. Authors Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend put it this way, “We all have coping mechanisms that cover up pain, help us deal with fear, enable us to cope with relational inabilities, and help us hold it all together. Trials and suffering push those mechanisms past the breaking point so we find out where we need to grow.” As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist since 2001, I count it a privilege to be invited to walk with my clients through some of the most significant emotional journeys of their lifetime and to aid in their process of growth and healing.
I have been a licensed therapist since 2003. In addition to providing therapy, I work as a professor, teaching counseling and psychology classes at the graduate and undergraduate level. I also teach continuing education classes for therapists. I am available to teach seminars about parenting (children and/or teens), and building healthy dating and marriage relationships. I am happily married and have two young children.
I am available for appointments on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and I do have some early evening appointments available.
Clients and Issues Addressed
I work with many different client issues in my practice, including depression, anxiety, relationships, grief and loss, co-dependency, parenting and more. I work with individuals, couples, families, and children. Prior to becoming a licensed therapist, I worked for eight years as a youth director, so I have a special passion for working with teens and their families. I also enjoy the challenge of working with highly conflicted marriages.
Please feel free to print out these forms and bring them completed to your first appointment. For joint custody situations, please have both parents sign the Consent to Treat a Minor form.
- Intake Form
- Informed Consent
- Consent to Treat a Minor
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Professional Affiliations and Education
- Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, 2003
- Member, California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
- Certified Instructor for Prepare and Enrich
- Master of Arts, Marriage and Family Therapy, Western Seminary
- Bachelor of Arts, Applied Communications, Point Loma Nazarene University