Hi, I’m Kristi Tomlinson, a compassionate psychotherapist and social worker.
Many face challenges in life that impacts our wellbeing and ability to cope. From my experience, I believe people are incredibly resilient with the opportunity for posttraumatic growth if provided with empathetic guidance and support. I strive to provide you with the relief of having your experiences and emotions truly heard and validated. I am especially passionate about helping to reduce suffering related to anxiety, depression, and trauma. I enjoy helping people transition from surviving to thriving. I am committed to your needs and wellbeing, and work with you to follow a treatment plan that honors your goals for therapy.
I have dedicated five years of experience in the field of mental health, substance use, and grief and loss. I began my career in Los Angeles’ Skid Row providing psychotherapy and substance use treatment to homeless veterans and vulnerable populations struggling with schizophrenia, traumatic brain injury, bipolar disorder, depression, and anxiety. I provided harm reduction treatment for alcohol, heroin, amphetamine, and cocaine use. Since then, I have worked in multiple outpatient therapy settings with the goal of improving mental health for adults and teens. I have completed various crisis intervention trainings, as well as trainings in multiple psychotherapy modalities including mindfulness, motivational interviewing, and cognitive behavioral therapy from a trauma informed approach and strengths-based practice.
I graduated with honors with a degree of Master of Social Work from the University of Southern California, specializing in mental health and wellness. I have received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with honors from California State University East Bay.