Kristen Caron licensed psychotherapist california

Welcome to my practice

For over 20 years, I have practiced as a published nutritionist and licensed psychotherapist specializing in eating disorder recovery, obesity and body image issues. For 13 years, I practiced in an endocrinology practice specializing in obesity and diabetes. My approach to treatment of obesity, eating disorders recovery and/or any maladaptive eating behavior is comprehensive. By integrating both the psychological and physiological aspects of these issues, I help clients achieve their optimum level of health, both emotionally and physically.

Education is a fundamental part of recovery from unhealthy eating behaviors. I provide the tools to achieve emotional balance and physical well-being for a lifetime. My philosophy is simple- health matters, not the number on the scale. It is important to examine how to make realistic, healthy changes (nutritional and behavioral) so that optimum health can be achieved.  More importantly, one’s relationship with food and a healthy body image-no matter what size- is the goal of treatment. There are a number of contributing factors to the development of eating disorders-  history of trauma, mood disorders, relationships, self-esteem and self-worth, etc.  Compassionate exploration of these issues is necessary in order to ultimately achieve wellness. 

I have a huge passion for working with adolescents and have, for many years, carved out a significant part of my practice to working with younger individuals. Treating ages 12-18, I focus on creating healthy self-esteem and emotional development. Navigating adolescence is challenging, particularly in the age of social media. I provide a nurturing, safe environment to develop a healthier sense of self.


What my colleagues say...

Kristen is an exceptional clinician. I have had the privilege of working with her for two decades, and each time she proves to be more intuitive, insightful, skilled and more compassionate than the last. Her knowledge in the fields of Eating Disorders and Adolescent Issues is extensive, and the level of engagement with clients not only puts them at ease, but allows for the greater goal of psycho-emotional repair work to take place.
— Rami Aizic, JD, MFT
If you are looking for a “no-nonsense approach”, that is gentle and caring Kristen is the MFT for you. My clients love her, she is great to collaborate with and she knows her stuff! Kristen never steps away from a challenge and is always there for her clients and colleagues.
— Robyn L. Goldberg, RDN, CEDRD
Kristen Caron is a seasoned therapist who truly understands the treatment of eating disorders. She has an approachable style with teens and their families and I feel very comfortable referring to her. In addition, her training as a nutritionist informs her work and success with binge eating behaviors
— Greta Angert, MFT
Kristen Caron was the epitome of a superbly caring and knowledgeable nutritionist. She also dealt sensitively and expertly with the emotional issues associated with weight control. She contributed significantly to the success of our practice in the 13 years that we were privileged to have her as a colleague.
— Calvin Ezrin, MD
As a counselor at a private, college preparatory, Westside high school, I often have students to refer for outside support. Kristen Caron has become an invaluable resource for many of our students and their families. She has a natural way of connecting with teens, and helping them to effectively navigate the unpredictable waters of adolescence.
— Traci Maffei, MA, MFT

kristen caron md mft licensed psychotherapist nutritionist california

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