I'm Dr. Kali, and I am excited to have the opportunity to meet and support you. Originally from Ventura and Oxnard, I returned to Southern California in 2013 to be closer to my family and community while embarking on my professional journey. After starting my career as a Psychologist at the University of California, Santa Barbara, I was specifically hired in 2015 to focus on Interpersonal Violence, which includes areas such as Sexual Assault, Stalking, Dating Violence, and Childhood Abuse. Over the past twelve years, I have had the privilege of working with numerous survivors through individual therapy and supportive group therapy sessions. Recently, I have relocated to Salt Lake City and transitioned my Private Practice to a fully remote telehealth model, enabling me to serve clients throughout the country. In addition to offering individual and group therapy, I also provide consultation, supervision, expert testimony, and clinical training.
Through cultivating empathy for the unique lived experiences of my clients, my aim is to establish a secure and empathetic relationship where they feel safe and truly understood. My role involves assisting clients in comprehending the intricacies of their mental and physical reactions, thereby validating experiences that may appear perplexing or elicit feelings of shame.
To facilitate this process, I integrate various therapeutic approaches such as cognitive processing, narrative work, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and relational techniques. By doing so, I empower each client to forge their own path towards healing, respecting their individual journey and choices.
It is an immense privilege to bear witness to the unstoppable human spirit within each client, as they demonstrate remarkable resilience and unlock their potential to achieve heightened fulfillment.
- Ph.D., Doctorate in Counseling Psychology, University of Oregon, 2014
- M.S., Masters in Counseling Psychology, University of Oregon, 2011
- B.A, University of California, Berkeley, 2007
- Psychologist; Interpersonal Violence Specialist, Counseling & Psychological Services, University of California, Santa Barbara
- Private Practice, Santa Barbara, CA
- Post-Doctoral Fellowship & Psychology Internship, Counseling & Psychological Services, University of California, Santa Barbara
- Counselor, Center of Community Counseling, Eugene, Oregon
- Counselor, University Counseling Center, University of Oregon
- Crisis Counselor, Crisis Phone Line, University of Oregon
- Counselor, Child and Family Center, Eugene, Oregon
- Healing After Sexual Assault
- Healing with the Beat of a Drum
- Men's Survivor Group
- Support After Intimate Partner Abuse
- ACCESS Career Counseling and Employment Support for Survivors of Domestic Violence
- Trauma Counseling, Antioch University, Santa Barbara
- Global Citizenship Seminar, University of Oregon
- Practicum Supervision Class, University of Oregon
- Betrayal Trauma and The Current Political Climate
- Collaboration Between IPV Advocacy and Mental Health
- Self-Care for Allies and Staff
- Working with Survivors of Interpersonal Violence
- Suicide Assessment and Risk Protocol for Survivors
- Utilizing Strengths to Work as an Effective Team
- Queer Survivors Safe Space Discussion
- Mother-Daughter Communication about Healthy Relationships
- Suicide Awareness, Prevention & Intervention