About Kristin

Kristin Aldridge, LMFTRaised in the Central Valley of California in a large family of doctors and nurses, I have always known the value of our individual and relationship health. Inherently I have been sensitive to the importance of truly being known as an individual while also being able to live well and be supportive of a family unit.

This has given me great awareness of the natural differences between us all and how these differences can create and enhance healthy and intimate relationships.

I earned both my bachelors and masters degrees from Arizona State University:

• Arizona State University, Bachelor of Science, 1976
• Arizona State University, Masters in Counseling, 1979

I returned to the Central Valley and began a rewarding career working in a variety of medical, mental health, school, work, and academic settings, including employee assistance services, community mental health screenings and critical incident response. I have taught undergraduate psychology courses and graduate students in counseling, and have also supervised MFT Interns and provided counseling to graduate students in the field.

As a founding member of The Helix Group since 1988, I have been able to enjoy professional relationships and collaborations with local respected colleagues. I am a Clinical Member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and hold a Community College Teaching Credential in Psychology.

As a Certified Gottman Couples Therapist, I participate in their professional training programs and effectively integrate much of what I have learned into my personal and professional work.

Specialized Trainings/Certifications:

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, MFC21145
  • Certified Gottman Therapist
  • Clinical Member, California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
  • California Community College Instructor, Psychology
  • Advanced Bereavement Facilitator training
  • Clinical Supervisor CAMFT training

Professional Experience:

  • Private Practice since 1988
  • Adjunct Instructor, California State University, Fresno and College of the Sequoias
  • On-site Employee Assistance Counselor, CIGNA and Kaweah Delta Health Care District
  • Clinician for Adults and Adolescents, Kings View Mental Health-Kings County

In my free time, I am cooking, conversing and celebrating around a table of family and friends, enjoying the arts and the beauty of the Central Coast.


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