Krista Sabados, A.M.F.T.
Available for In Person & Virtual Sessions
I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT). I earned my master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from California State University, San Bernardino. I am also an educator with a 2nd master's degree in Human Development and Psychology from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Since early adulthood, I have pondered this question: “What conditions make human growth and transformation possible?”. Throughout my career as an educational researcher, coach, and adult professional development provider, I have learned that people grow when they experience the right balance of challenge and support. As a mental health therapist, I strive to provide these optimal growth conditions for my clients. This usually involves supporting clients as they “try on” new ways of thinking, feeling, and behaving in a safe and compassionate therapeutic space. In my view, therapy should aim to do more than alleviate troubling symptoms. Ideally, therapy should help clients identify what a “life worth living” looks like for them as they move towards self-discovery and a rich, fulfilling, and connected life. I have had success working with individuals struggling with trauma (including complex childhood trauma), addiction, anxiety and depression, major life transitions, grief, and relationship issues. I have taught and led parenting education, anger management, and relationship classes, which provide numerous tools and insights for the couples and families I work with. I have experience supporting people from all walks of life, including troubled teens, children, LGBTQ+ populations, multicultural populations, and working professionals. I equally enjoy working with adults, families, teens, and couples in individual and group settings. I am trained in both conventional and alternative therapy methods that focus on not only the mind, but the mind-body connection. These methods include cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, psychodynamic therapy, expressive and mindfulness-based meditation, somatic release techniques, amongst many others. I don’t use a one-size-fits-all approach. Instead, I carefully listen to each of my clients and work collaboratively with them to find the right treatment. Based on your needs, therapy might involve identifying habits and patterns that are getting in the way of your goals, relationships, and well-being. It might involve delving into your personal history to understand and shift deep-rooted beliefs about yourself, the world, and others. It might involve us exploring – via somatic methods – ways to release trauma stored in the body. Or it might be a combination of all of these things! Regardless of the approach, I strongly believe that good therapy involves trust, communication, and collaboration between the therapist and the client to yield real progress toward tangible goals. To inquire about setting up an appointment with me please call our business line at (562) 566-4257.