Dr. Kristi Kanel

  • California

About Dr. Kristi Kanel's service

Dr. Kristi Kanel is a highly experienced and compassionate Licensed Marital and Family Therapist with over 35 years of experience. She has a diverse background in working with individuals, couples, families, and groups facing a wide range of challenges, including domestic violence, child abuse, trauma, personality disorders, role adjustments, suicide, anxiety, stress, and depression, among others. Dr. Kanel’s extensive training includes expertise in hypnotherapy, existential/humanistic dynamic therapy, family systems and strategic solution-focused therapies, as well as multicultural counseling. She is particularly skilled in working with Spanish-speaking families, crisis intervention and suicide prevention, group counseling, and trauma work through hypnotherapy and dialectal therapies. Dr. Kanel approaches her clients with genuine empathy and humility, recognizing that they hold valuable insights about themselves. She sees herself as a supportive presence, joining clients on their journey and offering emotional support as they navigate the challenges in their lives. With Dr. Kanel as their anchor, clients can feel empowered and less fearful as they climb the mountain of personal growth and healing.

Areas of Focus and Specialization

  • Addictions
  • Anger management
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Career difficulties
  • Compassion fatigue
  • Coping with life changes
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Family conflicts
  • Grief
  • Intimacy-related issues
  • LGBT
  • Parenting issues
  • Relationship issues
  • Self esteem
  • Stress
  • Trauma and abuse

Additional areas

  • Blended Family Issues
  • Codependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster
  • Dependent Personality

Therapeutic approaches

  • Client-Centered Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Existential Therapy
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Mindfulness Therapy
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Therapy
  • Trauma-Focused Therapy

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Dr. Kristi Kanel is serving from:


Welcoming International Clients?


Years in practice

38 years

NPI number


License Details

CA LMFT 18516

License: LMFT


License number: 18516

Expires at 2025-02-28

Find online therapists in California

Request Virtual counseling with Dr. Kristi Kanel

Maker Therapy. 2024

If you or someone you are aware of is facing an urgent situation or crisis and requires immediate assistance, please dial 911 or visit the closest emergency room.