Kati Kristol is a primary therapist working with patients in Caron Florida’s Renaissance Program, offering them safety, validation, guidance, hope, and empowerment.
Evidence-based practices form the foundation of her treatment approach.
With Kati’s support, her patients examine their lives to see how their experiences led to their current circumstances. She also works with them to gain insight and build confidence in their ability to move forward into a healthy, balanced future. Witnessing the changes that take place during treatment that help to build their lives in recovery is the best part of the work she does.
Prior to coming to Caron in September 2022, Kati was a primary mental health therapist at another treatment center and before that worked as a primary therapist in detox facilities. She did a clinical internship at the West Palm Beach Veterans Administration Medical Center.
Those roles gave her a range of experience working with diverse audiences, including veterans and people who were experiencing homelessness. She is trauma-informed, integrating that knowledge into her work, and has worked with people experiencing acute mental health issues.
Kati is a licensed clinical social worker with a Master of Social Work from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. She is a certified Smart Recovery facilitator and has extensive training in cognitive behavioral therapy. Kati served on the Rales Jewish Family Services Substance Use Outreach Task Force and received a grant from the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County for creating recovery-oriented programs for Jewish holidays. She has a Bachelor of Science in communications from Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York.