Kristin Donahue, LMFT has over a decade of experience spanning child/adolescent, couples, geriatric, insurance, crisis/first responder and military populations.
Kristin’s true passion is working with youth and military families. Kristin worked on Naval Base San Diego at the Fleet and Family Support Center, providing child, couple and family therapy to Active Duty service members and their families. Ms. Donahue also deployed with various commands as part of the Navy’s Return and Reunion Program, providing counseling and life skills workshops to service members as they sailed back to their homeports.
Ms. Donahue provided clinically driven and evidence based resiliency training for FOCUS (Families Overcoming Under Stress) program for the UCLA Semel Institute of Neuroscience and Human Behavior. During this time, Ms. Donahue worked closely with the Wounded Warrior detachment at Naval Medical Center Balboa.
Ms Donahue completed her practicum work at Rady Children’s Hospital Outpatient Psychiatry. This placement was the start of Kristin’s passion for incorporating creative interventions with both art and play therapy modalities
Kristin enjoys teaching and is an Associate Faculty member in the Marital and Family Therapy program at the University of Phoenix. Additionally, Ms. Donahue has worked with Kids’ Turn San Diego, a program that provides group therapy workshops to children and parents as they navigate divorce/separation.
Ms. Donahue received her M.A in Marital Family Therapy from the University of San Diego and received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and American Multicultural Studies from Sonoma State University.
Kristin enjoys cooking, hiking, tennis, camping and checking as many countries off her bucket list as possible!