Kindred Therapy, PLLC

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Carla Kruse

Carla Kruse

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT

Are you having a difficult time communicating with your loved one? Do you want love, positivity, affection & support out of your relationships? I am here to help. At Kindred Therapy, PLLC I specialize in working with couples and families who are in distress. We all hit road bumps in our relationships and we need a nonbiased third party to help us get back on track. I only used evidence-based, specific psychotherapy modalities that are designed for your relationship to get relief as soon as possible.

Proficient in the Gottman Method

The Gottman Method is a research-based approach to couples therapy that emphasizes building a foundation of friendship, intimacy, and shared meaning. It uses assessments to identify strengths and weaknesses, and focuses on improving communication, increasing emotional connection, and managing conflict effectively.

Trained in Advanced EFFT

Emotionally Focused Family Therapy (EFFT) training teaches therapists to work with families to identify and overcome negative patterns of interaction and improve emotional connection, and communication. EFFT training emphasizes creating a safe and supportive environment, building strong emotional bonds, and fostering positive relationships within the family.

Received Advanced ACT Training

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a behavioral therapy that emphasizes psychological flexibility by teaching individuals to accept difficult thoughts and emotions, focus on their values, and take action towards a fulfilling life. ACT emphasizes mindfulness, acceptance, and values-based action to improve overall well-being.

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Couples Therapy

For those facing challenges in communication with their loved ones or seeking to cultivate love, positivity, and support in their relationships, we offer a compassionate and effective approach. Specializing in evidence-based psychotherapy modalities, we work as a neutral third party to assist couples and families in overcoming roadblocks and revitalizing their connections. If you’re navigating relationship distress, our couples therapy is tailored to transform and bring relief promptly. Book an appointment now to embark on a journey towards healthier and more fulfilling relationships.

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Managing Child-Parent Dynamics

We understand that navigating child-parent dynamics can be challenging, and we’re here to help. Our individual therapy services can support you in building stronger, healthier relationships with your children. We can help you identify and overcome communication barriers, develop positive discipline strategies, and create a more harmonious family dynamic. We work to understand your unique situation and provide guidance on effective parenting techniques that can lead to more meaningful and fulfilling relationships with your children. Whether you’re experiencing conflicts with your children, struggling to set boundaries, or simply seeking to enhance your parenting skills, we’re here to help you achieve success.

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Family impacted by substance abuse or eating disorders

Our therapy practice specializes in supporting families impacted by substance abuse and eating disorders, providing a safe and confidential space for healing and growth. With a focus on substance abuse, our experienced therapists help families identify triggers and develop healthy coping mechanisms, while working towards a more balanced and fulfilling life. For families impacted by eating disorders, our team provides tailored support to address the physical, emotional, and psychological aspects of these complex conditions, fostering a deeper sense of self-acceptance and recovery.

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Individual Therapy

We recognize that navigating personal challenges can be difficult, and we’re here to support you on your journey. Our individual therapy services can help you gain insight into your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, as well as develop effective coping strategies. Whether you’re struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or other challenges, our therapists are here to provide compassionate support and guidance. We’re committed to helping you achieve greater well-being and live a more fulfilling life.

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My Expertise

“Carla is an amazing human who made a huge impact on my husband and I’s relationship. She is able to be an objective listener to both sides and really helped us work through some difficult issues. We feel very lucky to have been introduced to her.”


“Carla is truly a steller clinician- especially as it pertains to families and couples. I lean on referring to her when a family system needs an expert to navigate difficult topics, conflict or work on improving communication. She is quick with identifying strengths and weaknesses within systems and has great understanding of providing support, tools and solutions.”


“Carla is very kind, courteous, knowledgeable, and professional. I have and will continue to recommend her to anyone who is looking for help.”


“Carla is very responsive and is an excellent therapist. She has great experience and the ability to provide sage advice in all situations.”


“We loved working with Carla. She was insightful, professional, and highly knowledgeable as we navigated our daughter’s ED. Having used several different therapists over the years, we have realized how impactful our time with her was. I wish that we lived closer!”

J H.

“I take it really seriously when I need to make a referral to another clinician. It needs to be to be someone I not only trust but also like. Carla is always an easy referral for me to make, especially for family therapy for people with eating disorders. She is personable and kind, very experienced and knowledgeable, and not afraid of being assertive and direct with feedback and interventions. 5 stars! Highly recommend!”


“When I refer a client for couples or family therapy, Carla is an obvious choice. She is an exceptional clinician. Between her assessment, training and skill set, and ability to form meaningful relationships with those she works with, I know the client will be in good hands!”


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