Kristen  Kinsfogel
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Kristen Kinsfogel

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Psychologist, PhD Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
California Accepting Online
Orange Accepting In-person
Updated February 7, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life transitions
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Relationship issues
  • Social anxiety

Professional statement

Dr. Kristen Kinsfogel is a Psychologist located in Orange, CA near Chapman University. Dr. Kinsfogel has been a therapist for over 20 years and specializes in helping those living with a mix of anxious or depressed feelings. Their mental health may be impacted by loss, grief, or trauma. She also supports individuals as they experience major life transitions, including starting or leaving college or graduate school, transitioning in or out of a job/career, or the many phases of motherhood.

Dr. Kinsfogel’s approach to therapy stems from believing these feelings of anxiety and depression often function like a warning signal that something larger or deeper is going on. She encourages clients to explore how their emotional reactions relate to their personal needs, and how to feel less stuck in these reactions. She teaches clients how to challenge cognitive distortions through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and to see how their relationships and emotions interact. Clients also benefit from looking at existential questions, clarifying purpose and meaning in ones life and relationships.

Dr. Kinsfogel earned a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Marquette University. She worked in her early career in the area of College Mental Health, and enjoys working with the LGBTQ community and people from all cultural and racial backgrounds. She works collaboratively with clients so they can leave therapy with strategies to implement in their lives, and feel balanced and confident in their life choices.


Message to clients

I want to meet you where you are and give you a safe space to talk about your pain, your frustrations. Once you are have clarity then we start to name what you are longing for. I believe clients are always doing the best they can at this moment in time and that they hold the unique answer to what they need to change and grow. I bring in my expertise and training to find new perspectives and new ways of relating to yourself and your issues. I look at family dynamics, attachment patterns, core beliefs and current stressors to understand what is needed in this moment to find relief.


Specialties

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

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

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Social anxiety - Helping clients increase confidence and ability to interact with others amidst fear of being judged, worry about embarrassment, or concern about offending others




Clientele

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

Insurance

Kristen Kinsfogel 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: $200 (60min)

Location(s)

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 11am-7pm
  • Tue 8am-5pm
  • Wed 10am-5pm
  • Thu 9am-5pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Orange practice
624 West Chapman Ave, Orange, California 92868
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 11am-7pm
  • Tue 8am-5pm
  • Wed 10am-5pm
  • Thu 9am-5pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 23 years

University of California, Irvine, Associate Chief of Mental Health, Student Health Center, 2003 - 2011

Shasta County Mental Health, Postdoctoral Intern, 2002
Marquette University, PHD, 2001
Washington State University, Predoctoral Intern, 2001
University of Notre Dame, BA, 1992


Licensure

California: PSY18769


Languages

English