I approach therapy from a client-centered perspective and we develop solution-focused treatment goals together to best meet your needs. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy tools, the humanistic approach of Positive Psychology, and other disciplines that meet client’s needs to provide a Strength-based approach which builds resilience, a foundation for meeting personal goals and overcoming stressors. I have a background in assessment and can use brief assessment tools to inform the therapeutic plan and enhance therapeutic benefits. I look forward to working with clients to reduce their barriers to a successful life experience.
My name is Krystal Pope and I am a licensed psychologist in California. My educational background includes graduating with my PhD in Clinical Psychology with a Forensic Specialty while at the same time completing my law degree. I believe the interaction between these two fields of study has provided me a unique perspective in treating my clients in that I analyze the issues from multiple angles, not just those directly related to MH issues. I have practiced in a variety of settings including inpatient, outpatient community mental health, and forensic settings (for treatment and evaluation) as well as completed a postdoctoral fellowship in neuropsychological evaluations. I believe my experience in these multiple diverse settings helps me understand my client's experiences in a way that enhances your therapeutic benefits. Across these settings, my practice has focused on managing barriers to a successful life include Depression, Stress/Anxiety, Coping with Addiction, and Coping with Life Changes. My work with incarcerated patients experiencing the stressors of abrupt life changes, isolation, fear, and depression will directly translate to community based clients with similar concerns as a result of COVID-19. Further, the intersection of my forensic psychology and legal training gives me a unique perspective when working with first responders (i.e. law enforcement, fire fighters, doctors, nurses, etc), lawyers, social workers and others coping with the stressors of these professions.
- Palo Alto University - Ph.D.