Last edited 11/02/2023
Kristen Muche LCSW
She / Her / Hers
General Office Hours
In Pacific Time
|Monday||from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM|
|Tuesday||from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM|
|Wednesday||from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM|
|Thursday||from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM|
|Friday||from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM|
The primary survivors whom I have the honor of working with have complex trauma and structural dissociation, often with experiences of sexual violence, trafficking, criminal justice-involvement (e.g. incarceration, gang membership), homelessness, generational trauma, and service-based vicarious trauma (e.g. first responders, law enforcement, veterans). Additionally, I specialize in working with those who have multiplicity/plurality (aka systems, alters, parts, DID/OSDD). I also work with people who have extra-sensory/perceptual experiences (sometimes called psychosis, though culture plays a significant role in this).
I am constantly in awe of my clients and feel so honored in being permitted into their lives and moving alongside them in their journeys. My goal is to partner with you and work as a team. I don't view myself as any different than you, in terms of just being human and navigating through the world in the best way we can, while trying to find meaning along the way. My mentality is that it takes healing relationships to heal relational trauma, something that understandably often holds a lot of fear and mistrust around. I typically do long-term therapy with most of my clients (which is not a requirement- it's whatever each person wants), so I'm a proponent of the notion that not only is healing not linear, but also that there is no "right" way or timeline for healing to happen; to me, it's a process. I don't take the role I have for granted, and I recognize the degree of trust, safety, and vulnerability it takes to ask for help. You'll take that step when you're ready.
Abuse/Survivors of abuse
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Young Adults (18-24)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Cognitive Processing Therapy
Culturally Sensitive Therapy
Expressive Arts Therapy
Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) | California State Certified Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence Counselor-Advocate | For complete list, go to: https://www.anystageofhealing.com/about
- California, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, 82170
- Nevada, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, 9946-C
- Oregon, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, L14361
- Utah, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, 13217414-3501
California State University, Long Beach, Master of Social Work, Sexual Violence, 2013
The reason why I chose the social work profession is because its primary mission is to enhance human well-being and help meet the basic and complex needs of all people, with a particular focus on those who are vulnerable, oppressed, and living in poverty. Social workers do this by supporting people with self-empowerment, developing resiliency, increasing societal inclusion, and promoting safety and wellness. I received my Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) undergraduate degree to delve into topics such as human behavior, the impact of our environments, social justice, and research. During my Master of Social Work (MSW) degree, I was able to receive advanced clinical training in evidence-based and trauma-informed practices, which eventually led me to becoming a trauma psychotherapist. My graduate thesis was entitled "Sanctuary: A Content Analysis of Literature on Trauma-Informed Psychiatric Inpatient Treatment for Female Survivors of Rape and Sexual Assault Under Involuntary Hold (ProQuest LLC, 2013); my undergraduate project was "Effects of Restraining Orders on Episodes of Domestic Violence", and my undergraduate ethics thesis was "Study of Pedophilia". To learn more, you can visit my website at www.anystageofhealing.com
I have practiced in a diverse range of settings, including community non-profits, outpatient clinics, street-based homeless services, jails, residential homes and facilities, police departments, courthouses, and hospitals. I also create trainings on various trauma-related topics, with the goal of creating more awareness and challenging the stigmas that so many survivors face. As a professor and clinical supervisor, I also share my passion for this work with clinicians and students who are earning their degrees in social work, counseling, psychology, and criminal justice.
It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Kristen Muche, LCSW, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.
Is Kristen Muche accepting new clients?
No, Kristen Muche is not accepting new clients at this time.
Does Kristen Muche accept insurance?
No, Kristen Muche does not accept insurance.
What types of therapy does Kristen Muche offer?
Kristen Muche offers therapy for individuals.
Does Kristen Muche offer in-person appointments?
No, but people in California, Nevada, Oregon and Utah can book Kristen Muche for virtual appointments (teletherapy).
Does Kristen Muche offer online therapy?
Yes, Kristen Muche offers online therapy via video sessions and phone sessions to people in California, Nevada, Oregon and Utah.
How quickly can I see Kristen Muche?
Kristen Muche typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.
What languages does Kristen Muche speak?
Kristen Muche conducts therapy sessions in English.