Provide individual, family, and group therapy
Degree: MACurrently Accepting Clients: YesSpecialties:
Approaches to Therapy: ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy)Services Offered:
- Drug Addiction
- Eating Disorders
- PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder)
- Family Therapy
- Group Therapy
- Individual Therapy
Languages: EnglishClinic Setting: Group Private PracticeTeletherapy Available: Yes
- Young adults
License & Certification
Licensed by State: YesCategory: TherapistsState Licensing Board: CALicense #: 89586License Type: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - LMFT
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: WomanRace & Ethnicity: Caucasian
ADA Accessible: NoNear Public Transportation?: Yes
Currently Accepting Health Insurance?: Not AcceptedLow Cost Options: Sliding Scale
Crisis Therapy Project
Pro Bono Sessions Available for: Survivors of Las Vegas Attack