Founder and Owner of Santa Barbara Psychotherapy®, Kristine J. Schwarz, is a licensed Marriage and Family
Therapist, License # MFC 44909; and a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, License # LPCC 994.
|Kristine J. Schwarz, M.A., MFT, LPCC
Kristine provides therapeutic services to clients struggling with the challenges
of interpersonal relationships and the stresses of every day life. Kristine has worked with adults, youth, couples,
and families in various therapeutic settings including: Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, Domestic Violence Solutions
of Santa Barbara County, Goleta Valley Union School District, Working Alternatives Federal Prisoner Reentry Program, and Full
Spectrum Recovery. As well, she previously served as Core Faculty and the Masters in Clinical Psychology Clinical Training
Director at Antioch University Santa Barbara.
In addition to more than twenty years of intensive education and training in numerous
areas of mental health treatment such as trauma, anger management, relational abuse and intimate partner violence, and chemical
dependency, Kristine's professional certifications include: Psychological First Aid for Survivors of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita
provided by The Boston Center for Trauma Psychology; School and Community Based Post Traumatic Stress Management provided
by The Boston Center for Trauma Psychology; and Domestic Violence Counselor Training provided by Domestic Violence Solutions
of Santa Barbara County. Kristine remains current on all aspects of mental health treatment by constantly
engaging in continuing education.