Kristina Casola, LMFT

First Alarm Wellness Founder, Consultant, Speaker, Lead Therapist

 

While many professionals specialize in certain areas, they often don’t have the extensive training and experience necessary when it comes to providing support in trauma situations.

I have fifteen years experience counseling first responders, veterans, and victims in crisis situations.  I have undergone extensive training to be equipped to support you.

After working with the Veterans Administration for several years, I currently work in private practice.  I serve as Disaster Mental Health Supervisor for the San Diego County Red Cross and provide services to several agencies across California.

As a therapist and as a consultant, my approach is goal-oriented and direct -- I pride myself on providing quality resources, information, and guidance to eliminate obstacles to recovery and ensure your success.

Services

  • Speaking

  • Instructing

  • Consulting

  • Facilitation

  • Counseling

  • Tele-Therapy

Education

     University of San Diego

     Master of Arts, Marriage and Family Therapy

 

Specialized Training

  •      Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD (PE)
  •      Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD (CPT)
  •      Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Insomnia(CBT-I) 
  •      Psychological First Aid
  •      Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD)

Experience

First Responders Trauma Specialists - Founder, Consultant, Lead Therapist

San Diego Fireman's Relief Association and Fire Family Services - Director of Behavioral Health

American Red Cross -- San Diego and Imperial Counties Chapter  - Disaster Mental Health Supervisor

North County Behavioral Health - Private Practice, Administration

Veterans Health Administration - Staff Psychotherapist, Telemental Health Clinician

Veterans Medical Research Association - Research Clinician

Mental Health Systems, Inc. - Lead Therapist, Adult Day Program

University of California, San Diego Outpatient Mental Health (Gifford Clinic) - Staff Therapist