• About Me

    Provide individual, family, and group therapy

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  • Overview
    Degree: MA
    Currently Accepting Clients: Yes
    • Depression
    • Drug Addiction
    • Eating Disorders
    • PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder)
    • Trauma
    Approaches to Therapy: ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy)
    Services Offered:
    • Family Therapy
    • Group Therapy
    • Individual Therapy
    Ages Accepted:
    • Adolescents
    • Young adults
    • Adults
    Languages: English
    Clinic Setting: Group Private Practice
    Teletherapy Available: Yes
  • License & Certification
    Licensed by State: Yes
    Category: Therapists
    State Licensing Board: CA
    License #: 89586
    License Type: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - LMFT
  • Experience
    Extended Biography :

    Kristine Ives is a passionate advocate for those who feel they do not have a voice, that they are not empowered to heal, or cannot envision a hopeful future. From her extensive experience working with issues related to trauma, eating disorders, addiction, and mood disorders, Kristine has helped clients chart a course out of the maze of dysfunction and on to the path of authentic connection to self and others. She is licensed in California as a Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and in Colorado as a Professional Counselor (LPC). Drawing from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Functional Analytic Psychotherapy, as well as her own transformative life experiences and treatment, Kristine believes that the therapeutic relationship is the most powerful context for change. Experiencing connection built on trust, openness rooted in authenticity, and vulnerability free from shame provides a rich and unique therapeutic process. Individuals who lean into this relationship foster deep and sustained trust in themselves, hope for the future, and a growing commitment to love and be loved.
    Kristine has worked at various eating disorder treatment programs as a therapist, lead therapist, and/or Program Director including residential, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient levels of care. She also trained at multiple trauma- based programs such as rape crisis centers, state based sexual assault advocacy centers, child advocacy centers, and child and adolescent foster care programs. She has sat on the boards of Heritage House, an adolescent group home in Louisville, Colorado as well as an advocacy organization called Let Them Have Faces, which sought to raise funding and bring awareness to issues of human trafficking. As a guest blogger for the Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Kristine has brought awareness to issues of sexual assault in the media as well as how to combat triggers of trauma and evaluate the impact of trauma on the body. She has spoken at conferences and in classrooms locally, nationally, and internationally on topics ranging from trauma, addiction, orthorexia, rape trauma syndrome, and general mental health topics.
    Kristine values, welcomes, and affirms the full diversity of all people - supporting clients of all genders, sexual orientations, races, and ethnicities. She is also passionate about adoption and attachment-related needs, drawing from her personal experience as a parent of an older adopted child and her professional training in addressing the complexities of these courageous and often misunderstood individuals and their families.
    She extends a radical invitation to all people to participate in the transformative process of being identified as worthy.

    Role In Relation to Clients/Patients:

    I see the therapeutic relationship to be the biggest motivator for positive change. Given that, I serve as a guide, mentor, and support in the process of growth.

    Gender: Woman
    Race & Ethnicity: Caucasian
  • My Office
    ADA Accessible: No
    Near Public Transportation?: Yes
  • Payment
    Currently Accepting Health Insurance?: Not Accepted
    Low Cost Options: Sliding Scale
  • Crisis Therapy Project
    Pro Bono Sessions Available for: Survivors of Las Vegas Attack