My background in exercise science and sport psychology combined with personal experience in competitive athletics and fitness enables me to help clients hone their mental training and resilience skills.

Our Team

Kristen Routh, LMFT

Location

Licensed In

CA

Approach

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), Solution-focused

Therapy Style

As a multi-state licensed MFT, certified mental health integrative medicine provider, certified military counselor, and doctoral candidate in sport and performance psychology, I treat a wide range of mental health and performance-related issues in adults.

My background in exercise science and sport psychology combined with personal experience in competitive athletics and fitness enables me to help clients hone their mental training and resilience skills. The same mental-strength tools and mindfulness modalities I use with military, first responders, and athletes are very effective for helping almost any client improve mood, relationships, career goals, well-being, and overall functioning.

My style is direct but supportive, and my ultimate ambition is to help clients function optimally without dependency on long-term treatment.

Education

BS - Exercise Science and Sports Medicine, Minor Psychology, California Lutheran University

MS - Counseling Psychology, California Lutheran University

Post-Masters Certificate, Forensic Psychology, Grand Canyon University

PsyD (in progress; in dissertation) - Clinical Psychology and Sport Psychology from California Southern University

License Number and State

CA 52149

Pronouns

she/her

What do you wish more people knew about mental health and the mental health care field?

You don't need to be hitting rock-bottom to seek mental health services. Mental health IS health, and we need to put the same effort into preserving and improving our mental health as we do our physical health. We try to eat right, exercise, brush out teeth, and take our vitamins to feel physically healthy, and we need to put similar practice and focus on promoting lasting mental health by seeking our mental health assistance and accountability.

What would you say to someone who was nervous to begin their mental health journey?

Nerves can be normal when we commit to something new. But the "risk" of starting a mental health journey is much more tolerable than the "risk" of enduring untreated or worsening mental health symptoms.

I care deeply about...

Living a purposeful life.