Kristen Garubba, Ed.D, LMFT

Dr. Kristen Garubba is a licensed marriage and family therapist* who works with a variety of populations: children, adults, couples, and families. She takes a special interest in trauma, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, and family relational issues.

Kristen uses a variety of treatment approaches, including CBT, psychoeducation, motivational interviewing, and EMDR.

Kristen currently serves as Clinical Director and Therapist at Resurgence California where she treats substance abuse. She is also an Associate Professor at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology where she teaches graduate students about substance abuse and addiction treatment.

Kristen brings with her long-standing experience in the field and holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology, Doctorate in Educational and Counseling Psychology both of which are from Argosy University.

Theory on Healing and Wellness

“We are all capable of change and healing. We are not sick, broken, or damaged as many might believe. We are but a product of the world in which we are raised. As a healer in the mental health field, it is my job to find ways to aid my patients in finding a path to healing through education,
caring, and coping skills. We learn in EMDR that many issues such as depression, anxiety, and trauma are a direct result of adverse life events. Healing is possible through understanding the impact of those events and taking steps to achieve a sense of well being.” – Kristen Garubba EdD, LMFT

Kristen is dedicated to teaching future therapists about the importance of providing quality mental health care. As Clinical Director, she has led her team in educational trainings both on best practices and healthy client interactions.

Kristen has lectured graduate students on trauma-informed therapy and developmentally appropriate approaches in therapy. As an adjunct professor at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Kristen provided the structure and template for high quality, trauma-informed treatment for those in addictions treatment centers.

When not practicing psychotherapy, supervising, or teaching, Kristen enjoys travel, playing with her two dogs, being an aunty to her two nieces and nephew, and reading.

To speak with Kristen about her services and availability, you can contact her directly at (657) 214-8310 or You can also view our pricing options on our Fees & Payments page.

Kristen Garubba of Cottonwood Psychology Center is proud to offer in-office & online therapy services in Anaheim, Yorba Linda, Villa Park, Placentia, Orange and surrounding areas.

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