Kristene Luna

Carlsbad

Kristene Luna

LCSW

LIC NO. 106375

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) at Foresight Carlsbad. I received my Master’s of Social Work degree from California State University, San Marcos and a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from California State University, Northridge. I have experience working in residential treatment, community-based and outpatient settings. My passion is to help bring healing and personal growth to individuals who have dealt with and are dealing with traumatic/stressful experiences and are looking to improve their quality of life. I help my clients, who include adolescents, young adults, and families to find healthy perceptions of themselves, enhance their coping skills, and strengthen their relationships. I strive to provide a safe therapeutic space were individuals can explore their feelings, and work through challenges that are personal to them. With active listening, authenticity, and respect, I tailor my treatment approach to meet the unique needs of each of the individuals I work with. My specialty areas include, Depression, Anxiety, Adjustment disorders, child and adolescent issues, interpersonal conflict, relationship issues and domestic violence treatment. I approach therapy from a trauma informed and client-centered perspective, utilizing interventions that include: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Solution Focused and Strength Based interventions.

Specialties

  • Domestic Violence or Intimate Partner Violence
  • Anxiety
  • Anger Management Issues
  • Child or Adolescent Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Life Transitions
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Attachment
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Immigration/Acculturation
  • Stress
  • Self Esteem
  • Personal Growth
  • Incarceration and Reentry