Kristi Dechairo Ahern, APCC, LMHC, CGCS

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  • Registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor (APCC)*, Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)
  • 4620 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, California, 90027
  • Phone: 3233642041
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  • Session Fees: $130
  • kristidahern.com



I specialize in helping teens and adults heal from trauma and loss. My goal is to provide a safe, supportive space where you feel heard and understood.
 
We all experience loss in both small and large ways. It may be a death of a loved one, a divorce, a job loss, or maybe a move, but these changes can throw us into a state of disequilibrium and can feel overwhelming. Sometimes we even become stuck, unable to move forward in positive ways. I provide a warm, person-centered approach to therapy and together we can begin the healing process and help you rediscover what brings meaning to your life.
 
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), Associate Clinical Counselor (APCC)*, a Certified Grief Counseling Specialist (CGCS), and am in the process of completing my Certification in Traumatic Stress Studies. I also have experience in counseling individuals dealing with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, stress, family conflict, adjustment, identity, and relationship issues.
 
**I am currently providing these services through Telehealth therapy. Telehealth services are provided through HIPAA compliant video conferencing. 
 
BENEFITS OF THERAPY WITH KRISTI
  • Work through the pain of grief and loss
  • Decrease anxiety and learn how to manage stress
  • Improve relationships
  • Increase sense of well-being and learn healthier ways of coping
  • Improve mood 
  • Learn to manage conflicts in a healthy way
  • Explore what brings meaning and purpose to your life
  • Parenting support

 TRAINING
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)- An evidenced-based therapy that helps people better understand patterns of thinking and behavior that can lead to issues like anxiety, depression, and other problems.
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)- An evidenced-based therapy that teaches important skills, such as mindfulness, how to manage and respond to emotions in a healthier way, and how to develop effective interpersonal skills to improve relationships.
  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)- A mindfulness-based approach for reducing stress and increasing well-being.
  • Grief Training: A Certification on Evidenced-Based Approaches To Care Across The Lifespan- Various evidenced-based approaches aimed at helping grievers work through the pain of loss, helping them adjust to the new normal, helping them work through unresolved aspects of the loss, and helping them to connect with a new normal after the loss.
  • Trauma Trainings- Trauma-informed practices for helping those who are suffering from previous acute or complex trauma to discover skills and ways of coping, so they can better respond to trauma reminders and difficult emotions experienced when trauma is activated.
  • The Grief Recovery Method- An effective approach for helping grievers deal with the pain of the emotional loss.

 COST
  • $130 per session, I offer a sliding scale if there is a financial need,

LOCATION
  • 4620 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90027
  • 323-364-2041 

*Currently practicing under the supervision of Jeffrey Bornstein MS, LPCC


Kristi Dechairo Ahern Reaches

Los Angeles CA