Kirstin Carl, Therapist in Encino, California — Zencare
Kirstin  Carl
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Kirstin Carl


Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT
California Accepting Online
Encino Accepting In-person
Updated June 24, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Attachment issues
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Work stress
  • Abandonment issues

Professional statement

Kirstin Carl is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist located in Encino, CA. Many of her clients feel stuck, unlovable, not enough, unable to let go of regrets, highly critical of themselves, or unable to identify their own wants and needs. She demystifies love for self & others. She is passionate about walking beside clients as they transform isolation into togetherness, leaving behind loneliness & embracing intimacy. Working with Kirstin, clients discover how to give themselves the compassion they show to others. Kirstin empowers perfectionists, people-pleasers, entrepreneurs, & helping professionals to get ready for the healthy relationships they desire.

With 15 years of experience, Kirstin works from an attachment-based perspective. To put it simply, that means she recognizes & helps clients see the patterns they play out again & again in relationships. Her approach is to offer concrete strategies, coping skills, tools, feedback, & suggestions to deal with present situations, while also making deep connections to past experiences. Her goal is to uncover the root of problems, in order to bring about lasting change & breakthroughs.

Kirstin does more than just listen. She actively comes up with ideas to equip clients to navigate daily struggles & difficulties. Clients describe her as gentle, warm, nurturing, & compassionate, with the ability to hold difficult conversations.

Therapy with Kirstin is being deeply seen & heard. Therapy with Kirstin is not just venting, a quick fix, or a band-aid.

Kirstin has extensive training in the 5 Core Areas of the Self Impacted by Trauma. She has many years of experience helping clients move past relational & sexual trauma. Kirstin teaches how to find wholeness, with or without a romantic partner. Kirstin offers in-person as well as virtual sessions. Contact her today to book your free 30 minute phone consultation.

Message to clients

I know it takes courage to ask for help.

I'm here to tell you that you're not alone. The clients I work with are remarkably like you. Dedicated, motivated, and yearning for so much more than what they've known.

I also know what it's like to feel stuck & trapped. You can absolutely overcome what's holding you back. I know from my own healing process that you can embrace intimacy, & discover more peace & joy than you ever thought possible. I became a therapist to help others experience the healing I have found.

I’m passionate about helping you really embrace hope—not just in a fleeting emotional moment, but deep inside your innermost being. In our work together, I will illuminate your hidden truths, so you can gather your scattered pieces & put yourself back together again; encourage you to re-write the story of your life; & celebrate with you as you begin to truly love yourself. It's my jam to partner with women to transform their pain into hope, meaning, purpose, & fulfillment.

In your therapy journey with me, you will:

Learn to say no, when you mean no, without feeling guilty or worrying about hurting peoples’ feelings.

Learn to value yourself--Know self-love beyond those memes on social media you mindlessly scroll past.

Expand your definition of self-care.

Stop wasting energy trying to read others’ minds.

Express your thoughts, feelings, and needs.

Stop abandoning yourself.

Communicate your needs without shutting down or losing your temper.

Contact me today to book your free phone consultation.


Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Attachment issues - Development of effective relational and communication skills; insight into family attachment patterns;fostering healthy family relationships.

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Work stress - Managing overwhelming stress and expectations; increasing effective ways of restoring and maintaining emotional stability and health; addressing challenging relationships with coworkers and bosses

Abandonment issues - Developing an understanding of one’s abandonment issues, including their origins and how they impact relationships; practicing trust and growing confidence in relationships


  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Kirstin Carl is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $250 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
  • Courtesy billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly


Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 11 am to 5 pm
  • Thu 10 am to 12:30 pm
  • Fri 11 am to 3 pm
  • Sat 12 pm to 4 pm
  • Sun Closed

Encino practice
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 11 am to 5 pm
  • Thu 10 am to 12:30 pm
  • Fri 11 am to 3 pm
  • Sat 12 pm to 3 pm
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 14 years

University of Phoenix, Pasadena Campus, M.S., Counseling, 2008


California: 53759