Individual, Couples and Sex Therapy
Credentials and Background
About Kristin Zeising, Psy.D. CST: Kristin is a California Licensed Psychologist and AASECT Certified Sex Therapist based in California. She completed her undergraduate degree with a double major in Psychology and Sociology at the University of California at Santa Cruz. She continued on to earn her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from John F. Kennedy University in Pleasant Hill, California. Dr. Zeising completed her internship at Marin County Community Mental Health, and her post-doctoral training at Kaiser Permanente in South San Francisco.
Dr. Zeising recently moved back to the US from Hong Kong, where she worked with clients from over 25 different countries. For 20 years, Dr. Zeising has been working with a wide range of clients with a variety of issues and from a broad array of cultural backgrounds. She has helped clients in diverse settings, such as mental health clinics, hospitals, group practices, and in a successful full time private practice before recently moving her practice to be a Hong Kong therapist. Dr. Zeising brings a wide breadth of experience to her work, having provided psychotherapy for children, families, couples, groups and individual adults, while also teaching classes on stress reduction, couples communication, mindfulness, and overcoming depression.
She has also completed her certification as a Sex Therapist through the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT). This specialized training included extensive coursework in human sexuality, instruction in how to effectively carry out sex therapy with clients who have Psychosexual Disorders, using specific and compassionate sex therapy techniques and interventions, along with a minimum of 300 hours of supervised clinical treatment. Dr. Zeising can confidently treat clients experiencing a broad and varied range of sexual concerns that are affecting them individually or with a partner.
Dr. Zeising enjoys enriching her knowledge base by frequently attending conferences and seminars that continue to educate her about the latest research and techniques. She has trained with many of the world’s leading researchers and practitioners in marriage counseling, couples therapy and sex therapy, including Esther Perel, John Gottman, Harville Hendrix, David Schnarch, Terry Real, and Ellyn Bader. Her enthusiasm about learning about what is cutting edge in her field brings added knowledge and excitement to her client work.
About Dr. Zeising’s Professional Memberships
- Associate Fellow with the Hong Kong Psychological Society
- American Psychological Association
- American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists
- International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health
About Dr. Zeising’s Sensitive and Optimistic Therapeutic Style
Dr. Zeising’s therapeutic style is a compassionate, collaborative, humanistic, and positive approach. She conducts therapeutic services for individuals and couples in both brief and longer term formats.
She is trained in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) psychodynamic psychotherapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), solution focused therapy, mindfulness and body based psychotherapy, marriage counseling and couples therapy, and sex therapy.
In addition to being a Hong Kong therapist, Dr. Zeising enjoys working in media-related projects. She was a “Love Doctor” on a radio morning show for two years, providing helpful tips about relationships and answering callers’ questions. She has been interviewed on news programs about various topics, attended speaking engagements to educate students about Sex Therapy, and has been called upon to offer her psychological input for various online news outlets. She is always interested in helping educate the public about the field of psychology.
Th philosophy for Dr. Zeising is to help people reach their full potential in their emotional, relational and sexual lives. She is authentic and compassionate and truly believes that her calling in life is to help people find the joy they deserve.
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“My goal is to empower adults to live a more rich and fulfilling life. I am collaborative and interactive, helping individuals resolve self-limiting beliefs that lead to depression, despair and a sense of powerlessness and meaninglessness in life. I help individuals deepen their sense of self-acceptance by understanding and transforming the roots of depression, anxiety, shame, guilt, and anger. I work with couples to transform self-protective strategies that undermine the relationship and help them to resolve old fears and bitterness, rebuild trust, and risk vulnerability to create a deeper sense of intimacy. I help people see the possibility of what life can offer when self-exploration, healing and growth occur.” —Kristin Zeising, Psy.D.