Dr. Kirsten Bonaventura has over 20 years of experience providing individual and family therapy. She is licensed in both California and Texas.
Dr. Bonaventura works with clients to achieve their therapeutic goals by improving coping skills, communication, and problem solving. She often explores family history to better understand behavior patterns that may hinder clients' ability to move forward and make positive changes in their lives. In addition, Dr. Bonaventura helps clients by providing them with practical tools for managing the difficulties they face in their daily lives.
Dr. Bonaventura specializes in working with adults who are dealing with issues related to codependency, depression, anxiety and difficult relationships. She frequently treats adults who are dealing with traumatic histories, parenting issues, and adjustments to major life changes, including illness, and loss . Additionally, Dr. Bonaventura has worked extensively with college students and understands the challenges they face in balancing transitions, academic requirements and personal stressors with self care.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Codependency - Development of healthy boundaries in relationships; strategies for increasing individual self-esteem and autonomy; coping mechanisms for separation and individuation.
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others
Kirsten Bonaventura is not in-network with any insurances.
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Years of Experience: 21 years
Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Supervising Psychologist, 2008 - 2012
Child and Family Guidance Center, Supervising Psychologist, 2002 - 2008
Alliant University, Psy.D., 2001
Pepperdine University, M.A., 1996