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Dr. Carissa Gustafson

Current Availability:

I work Monday-Thursday 1:00pm-8:00pm, Friday 1:00pm-5:00pm, and Saturday 9:00am-12:00pm.

Provides therapy in California

About Me:

  • My clients describe me as:

    Present, accepting or nonjudgmental, and compassionate.

  • Something to know about my approach is:

    My approach involves becoming AWARE of your thoughts and the ways in which they are impacting you, OPEN to your emotions, including difficult emotions as a way of healing, and ENGAGED in your life in a way that reflects your values.

  • Together, we will:

    I can help you learn skills to handle difficult thoughts and feelings as well as take action to build the life you want.

  • I specialize in working with people who:

    I work with emerging adults and young professionals who are experiencing stress, burnout, a life adjustment, issues with work or school, problems with self-esteem, perfectionism, relationship distress, depression, and anxiety.

  • I became a therapist because:

    I wanted to help people learn how to alleviate their suffering and build meaningful lives.

  • Something that stands out about where I offer therapy is:

    I integrate mindfulness-based and compassion-focused interventions.

  • More about me and my practice:

    Please know that whatever you may be struggling with, you are not broken. I know reaching out can be hard, but if you are even thinking about it please do. Go to my website to schedule your free 15-minute phone consultation today!

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