Dr. Carissa Gustafson is a Clinical Psychologist in Malibu, California

"THE WOUND IS THE PLACE WHERE LIGHT ENTERS YOU."

Rumi

MY APPROACH

I strongly believe in evidence-based practice and specialize in third-wave cognitive-behavioral therapies, which emphasize mindfulness, acceptance, and compassion.

 

Third-wave cognitive-behavioral therapies help people learn skills to handle difficult thoughts and feelings so that they can take action to make their life better. Values exploration-determining what sort of person you want to be-and taking action to make your life better is also an important part of these approaches

Overall my approach will help you become: 

Aware of your thoughts without attachment

Open to your emotions without judgment 

Engaged in your life in a way that reflects your values

Learn more about my approach by clicking on the following: