Charissa Kim Allen, MS

Charissa Kim Allen, Associate Marriage and Family Therapist at CIFT

Charissa Kim Allen, MS

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist - LMFT146875

Charissa sees clients in our Santa Ana location.
714-558-9266 x251

Charissa is passionate to see individuals, couples, and families renew their identities, cultivate healthy relationships, and gain tools for lasting change and influence. She desires to come alongside each client in their journey with a posture of empathy, acceptance, pragmatism, and partnership.

Charissa’s areas of interest include working with individuals who are experiencing identity issues, cultural issues, life transitions, relational struggles, spiritual issues, anxiety, depression, and trauma. She is passionate about family systems work and brings experience coming alongside couples in crisis and parent-adolescent relationships. With a focus on attachment, mindfulness, and emotional regulation, Charissa is certified as a Level 2 Restoration Therapist (RT) and is training to become an RT consultant. Her work with clients is collaborative and also incorporates Internal Family Systems and Psychodynamic theory.

As a former campus minister, Charissa is passionate about the intersections of mental health, faith, and social justice. She has empowered young adults of diverse ethnic, cultural, and regional backgrounds in their various contexts. Charissa also has a heart for pastors/ministry staff, families in ministry, and pastor’s kids.

Additional Information:

Areas of Focus
• Relationship Struggles
• Couples Counseling
• Family Conflict
• Anxiety and Depression
• Identity Issues
• Spiritual Issues
• Trauma/Abuse

Works with
• Individual Adults
• Couples
• Families
• Adolescents
• Children

•  BA in Political Science from University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
•  MS in Marriage and Family Therapy from Fuller Theological Seminary

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1633 E 4th St, Suite 120
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