Elizabeth Kromhout, MFT

Elizabeth Kromhout is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Lic 92416. Elizabeth began working at PDI six years ago and has specialized in adolescents ever since. She developed an expertise in helping kids as well as the family system.

The goal in life isn’t just to be happy. It’s to feel the entire span of human emotions and be okay with it. By gaining this strength, we can stop reacting to the outside environment and sit with emotions as they come and go allowing us to remain centered and become who we truly are.

She believes the therapeutic process should be interactive and is aggressive, while empathic, in her attempts to help people search for their truth. She’s most interested in human connection. What makes you you? What do you think about? What hurts?

Kristen Welke, AMFT

Kristen Welke is a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist 104059 supervised by Elizabeth Kromhout, MFT. Her favorite kiddos to work with are younger adolescents and children. She has an innate ability to connect and communicate with them while at the same time being able to form a relationship with their parents to assist in the work they are doing in therapy. She creates a safe, non-judgmental space that allows clients to be themselves. As a therapist, she shows up authentically and establishes a real connection using empathy, creativity, and humor. She is well versed in LGBTQ issues as well.


Her approach is humanistic and strength-based while drawing on other theories such as psychodynamic, CBT, and Gestalt, while also incorporating mindfulness and awareness into sessions.








1821 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 647
Santa Monica, CA 90403

Our Approach

Our extensive clinical training in different approaches allows us to be flexible and practical in our approach, helping you attain your individual goals.

Cognitive Behavioral
Family Systems
Los Angeles Teen Therapist

What We Do

Individual Therapy

50 min Sessions tailored to your individual needs and goals

Process Group for High Schoolers

We currently have weekly co-ed process groups for high schoolers. Tuesdays 4:15-5:45 and Wednesdays 4:15-5:45. Click to read more.

Process Group for Middle Schoolers

We are in the process of forming a weekly process group for students in middle school. Click to read more.

Personal Development Institute

LA Teen Therapist is a Division of Personal Development Institute. Ronald Furst, PhD is the President and Founder of PDI and has been a psychotherapist for 49 years. He trained with many of the famous analysts back in the day and specializes in seeing couples and executive level business professionals. His desire is to pass his knowledge on to the younger generation. We have group consultation with him weekly in order to expand our knowledge and consistently grow as clinicians.