Kitte Anderson, AMFT

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Location: San Jose, Video Therapy

Ages: Adults (18+ years)
Teens (15-17 years)

Type of Therapy: Individual
Experience: 2+ years

Kitte Anderson, AMFT

Associate Marriage Family Therapist, Under Licensed Supervision
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Kitte is a caring and down-to-earth therapist dedicated to helping clients experience life in more fulfilling ways. She believes each person is the expert in their own life and that a strong therapeutic alliance can assist in bringing out innate resilience and resourcefulness. Kitte’s approach is strengths-based and collaborative. She utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and Solution Focused techniques to support clients in achieving their goals.

Kitte’s training includes working with school-aged youth, parents, and other adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, chronic illness, life transitions, loss, parenting, and relationship issues. Before her second career in mental health, Kitte taught underprivileged kids as a teacher. She feels honored to be a part of others’ journey to uncovering their best selves.

Kitte is an associate therapist who completed her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Touro University Worldwide. She encourages clients to take on the rewarding role of shaping their experiences through empowering thoughts and behaviors.

In her free time, Kitte enjoys exploring, hiking to waterfalls, and the good company of friends and family.

Concerns:

  • Anxiety
  • Body Image
  • Diversity/Cultural Identity
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Insomnia
  • Life Transitions
  • Parenting
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Relationships/Communication
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress
  • Women’s Issues
  • Work/Career

Special Interests:

  • End of Life Issues
  • Grief and Loss

Intensive Study/Specialization:

  • Autism Spectrum
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Grief and Loss

Marriage and Family Therapists are mental health professionals trained in psychotherapy with a family systems influence, and licensed to diagnose and treat mental and emotional disorders that affect individuals, couples, and families. The Federal government has designated marriage and family therapy as a core mental health profession along with psychiatry, psychology, social work and psychiatric nursing. The State of California support and regulate the profession by licensing MFTs.

Educational requirements

Marriage and Family Therapists have graduate training (either a masters or doctoral degree) in counseling psychology with an emphasis in marriage and family therapy. Prior to a rigorous exam process leading to licensure, LMFTs must complete at least 3,000 hours of post-graduate clinical experience under the supervision of a licensed mental health professional. Before full licensure, LMFTs are called “Associates”. LMFTs are employed in a variety of private and public settings, including private practice, community mental health centers, and behavioral managed care organizations.

Do LMFTs only work with clients who are having problems in their marriages and families?

No. While LMFTs are qualified to do couples and family therapy, most LMFTs work with individual adults to not only enhance the quality of their relationships, but also decrease symptoms of anxiety, depression, and stress.

How can a LMFT help me?

Like other mental health professionals such as social workers, psychologists, and psychiatrists, LMFTs help clients by diagnosing and treating common emotional and behavioral difficulties that interfere with functioning at an optimal level. LMFTs use empirical-supported counseling techniques to help their clients achieve desired goals.