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.


Beatrice Schreiber, MA

Beatrice Schreiber is a Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee supervised by Elizabeth Kromhout, MFT. She holds a deep understanding of the pressures and stressors children and teens can experience not only during their development but also when navigating through the various social relationships along the way. She strongly believes that by working together with their families, children and teens can be better supported in discovering their voice and strengths. All while becoming more confident when working through the given changes that come with their unique challenges but also opportunities.

In her work with young people, Beatrice aims to establish a strong relationship with her clients and their families that validates everyone’s individual experience through respect and empathy. While her understanding of a person’s psychological development and struggles is rooted in psychodynamics, in practice, she also draws from other clinical approaches such as narrative therapy, systems theory, trauma-informed interventions, and dialectical behavioral therapy.








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