Kristen Garruba

Dr. Garubba works with a variety of populations, taking special interest in trauma, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, and family relational issues. Her experience includes work within the non-profit sector, county crisis residential programs, victims of crime, residential substance abuse, and mental health program participants. Dr. Garubba has also served as a clinical director and
supervisor within substance abuse and private practice settings. Kristen uses a variety of treatment approaches, including CBT, psychoeducation, motivational interviewing, and EMDR therapy with related specialty interventions including RTEP and DeTUR. She now takes the role of training other therapists in EMDR interventions for addictions and compulsive behaviors
Currently, Dr. Garubba owns and operates her private practice in San Juan Capistrano, California, providing individual, couples, and family therapy. She is also an adjunct professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology and at California State University, Fullerton where she teaches graduate-level courses. She also serves in a supervisory capacity for psychotherapists who are new to the profession. Kristen brings with her long-standing experience in the field and holds a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and Doctorate in Educational and Counseling Psychology both from Argosy University.

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