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Kelly Holstein, M.S., Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Experience 2008-Current     Private Practice    Lomita, CA

Marriage and Family Therapist

  • Provide therapy for individuals (including adolescents), couples and families on a weekly basis.
  • Provide specialized Pre-Marital counseling for couples.
  • Conduct intake assessments and complete assessment and diagnosis forms.
  • Maintain client files.

2007-2009     Masada Homes    Gardena, CA

School Based Therapist, LMFT

  • Provide therapy for clients in individual and group therapy settings on a weekly basis.
  • Conduct intake assessments and complete assessment and diagnosis forms.
  • Maintain client files that include medi-cal billing notes, assessments, referrals, etc.

2005-2007     Stars Behavioral Health Group    Long Beach, CA

Mental Health Specialist, MFT Intern

  • Provided individual, family and group therapy on a weekly basis.
  • Conduct intake assessments and complete assessments/ diagnosis forms.
  • Maintain client files that include medi-cal billing notes, assessments, referrals, etc
  • Collaborate with psychiatrists and social workers.
  • Work on the Dual Diagnosis Team seeing clients who generally have mental health disorders that are co-occurring with a substance abuse/use disorder.

2003-2005     Richstone Family Center    Hawthorne, CA

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee

  • Provided therapy for individuals, couples and families on a weekly basis.
  • Led Anger Management classes one time per week.
  • Maintained client files.

2001-2003     UCR Counseling Center    Riverside, CA

Biofeedback Technician

  • Completed a 3 month training program in Biofeedback.
  • Saw clients weekly and taught clients to recognize their bodies’ physiological response to stress and counteract those responses using biofeedback techniques.

2001-2003     Healthy Families Laboratory     Riverside, CA

Research Assistant

  • Directed a research project that examined adolescent teen’s self esteem and the ‘Big Five Personality Factors’ in relation to body mass index.
  • Interviewed families, coded tapes and entered the data into a computer database.
  • Presented findings of various research projects completed at the Healthy Families Laboratory to Professionals working in psychology and related fields.

2002     Alternatives to Domestic Violence     Corona, CA

Counselor I

  • Completed forty-hour training in domestic violence.
  • Provided counseling and case management to victims of domestic violence.

2001     Ramapo Children’s Camp    Rhinebeck, NY

Counselor

  • Worked with special needs children ages ranging from 4-16.
  • Completed forty-hour training in Behavior Management.
Education 2003-2005     California State University    Long Beach, CA

Master of Science in Counseling with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy

  • Completed course work including but not limited to; Introduction to Counseling, Law and Ethics, Statistics, Substance Abuse Counseling, Couples Counseling, Domestic Violence Counseling, Family Systems Counseling, Advanced Family Systems Counseling, Treatment Planning, Counseling Theories and Group Counseling.

1999-2003     University of California    Riverside, CA

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

  • Completed course work including but not limited to; Psychology, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Psychology Internship, Assessment in Psychology, Research Methods, Statistics, and General Education Classes.
Trainings Completed I have completed several trainings and classes that met the requirements to be considered continuing education units. Trainings include but are not limited to; Couples and Affairs, Assessment Training, Working with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Recognizing and Using Transference/ Counter Transference in Treatment, Cultural Issues in Mental Health, Developmental Stages of Infancy Through Adolescence, Alcohol and the Family, Adolescence and Alcohol Use, Ethnicity Culture and Alcohol and Methamphetamine and Family Treatment Options.

I have also extensive training in and time working with Domestic Violence, Couples Counseling, Family Therapy, and Biofeedback.