Guiding Lost Families Home for Over 100 Years

a shelter for women and their children.

Kristen Watkins

Kristen came on staff at Pacific Lifeline in September 2015.  She has a BA in Psychology from Chapman University (Orange, CA) and a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from George Fox University (Portland, OR).  She is certified as an Incredible Years Group Leader and a facilitator for Life Space Crisis Intervention.  Currently a professor at Azusa Pacific University, she has taught General Psychology, Psychology of Exceptional Children, and Interventions with Children.  Her work experience includes three years community mental health serving individuals, couples and families, including developing and implementing a self care group therapy program for teenage mothers and developing and implementing a group geared towards teenage girls who had experienced trauma.  She also worked for one year in the justice department teaching drug and alcohol classes to inmates and their families.   At Pacific Lifeline, Kristen provides mental health counseling for individuals, couples and families, leads the Incredible Years Parenting Program, provides group counseling for women, provides group counseling for children, and supervises/oversees four undergraduate interns.