KRISTEN GARDENHIRE is a licensed clinical social worker who has worked at a variety of agencies providing mental health services for low-income urban populations. She is currently a clinician and supervisor at the Long Beach Trauma Recovery Center, an organization that provides treatment and case management for victims of crime and trauma in the Long Beach area.
Previously, she served as a clinician at a Department of Mental Health-contracted agency, where she worked with youth and adults experiencing a variety of mental health issues. For more than a year, she lived in India and worked with a nongovernmental organization that rescues, rehabilitates and advocates for victims of trafficking all over the world.
Gardenhire is trained and certified in several evidenced-based practices, including trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, managing and adapting practice, and seeking safety.
University of California, Los Angeles: M.S.W. 2010
Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo: B.A. 2007
Areas of Expertise (3)
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
Industry Expertise (5)
Health Care - Services
Health and Wellness
Health Care - Providers
Mental Health Care
Media Appearances (2)
Break the Cycle event has a room full of students and faculty for first session
Talon Marks online
" The panelists were: Chief of Campus Police Tom Gallivan, Director of Diversity, Compliance, and Title IX Coordinator Dr. Valyncia Raphael, member of District Attorney Office Brian Soo-Hoo, and Kristen Gardenhire, who works at the Long Beach Trauma Recovery Center." (...)
LBPD, Trauma Center Offer Increased Services To Violence Victims
The Grunion online
"Clinical staff at the Long Beach Recovery Center, housed in Dignity Health St. Mary Medical Center, stand under a banner. From left: Vanessa Pezo, Dr. Bita Ghafoori, Claudia Lopez, Kristen Gardenhire, Crystal Vartanian, and Kristen Muche." (...)