Last edited 02/07/2024

Kristen Muche LCSW

She / Her / Hers

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Not Accepting New ClientsCash Pay Only
Headshot of Kristen Muche Licensed Clinical Social Worker

General Office Hours

In Pacific Time

Mondayfrom 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Fridayfrom 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

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What are some the unique issues faced by clients in your particular field of specialization, in terms of mental health education, care, and/or treatment?

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).

What are your biggest strengths as a therapist?

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.

Specialties

Abuse/Survivors of abuse

Dissociative disorders

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Sexual Harassment & Assault

Trauma

General Expertise

Domestic violence

Veterans' issues

Fees

First Session$125
Individual Therapy$200

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy

Clientele

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Strength Based Therapy

Mindfulness Practices

Eclectic Therapy

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Art Therapy

Cognitive Processing Therapy

Culturally Sensitive Therapy

Person-Centered Therapy

Training / Certifications

Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) | California State Certified Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence Counselor-Advocate | For complete list, go to: https://www.anystageofhealing.com/about

Licensure

  • 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

Education

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

Work History

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.

Online Therapy

Frequently Asked Questions About Kristen Muche, LCSW

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.