Kristen Berardelli

Kristen Berardelli, Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #142907

Supervised by: Jodi Abramowitz PhD, Rachel Wedemire LPCC, & Melissa Brody LMFT

Office Locations: Solana Beach (Mon), Bay Park (Tues), Encinitas (Wed-Fri), & Telehealth

Client Demographics: 

  • Children (4+)
  • Teens
  • Young Adults

Areas of Specialty:  

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Substance Abuse
  • Behavioral Addictions
  • Identity & Self-Esteem

Treatment Approaches: 

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI)
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Play/Art Therapy Techniques 

What it’s like working with me:

I believe that at the core of human nature is the deep need to be in relationships—to be seen, known, and connected. With training in Marriage & Family Therapy, I view each individual as part of a system of relationships that influence thoughts and behaviors. This includes your relationship with yourself, and the many different parts of you that make up who you are as a whole. 

My goal is to help my clients adopt a cohesive internal relationship with themselves, increase their emotional awareness and regulation, and create space for healthier, more fulfilling relationships with others. I love the challenge of motivating an unmotivated client, working through their resistance, and getting them on the path to healing. I look forward to meeting you!