Bio- Dr. Kim Chronister
Dr. Kim Chronister is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, author, and media commentator. She earned a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Alliant International University (CSPP).
Dr. Chronister has extensive experience utilizing dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) with clients struggling with eating disorders, relationship issues, substance use disorders, anxiety, and depression. She also utilizes motivational interviewing (MI) to help clients regain motivation to engage in healthy behaviors to decrease stress and improve mood. She uses a strength-based approach and focuses on strengths of individuals and couples rather than pathology.
As a respected expert in the field of clinical psychology, Dr. Kim Chronister has been asked to comment on such subjects as substance abuse, relationships, eating disorders, and issues related to sexuality for respected magazines, radio shows, and documentaries. Her passion for psychology is evidenced in her contributions and appearances in Women’s Health Magazine, Livestrong, The National Psychologist, NPR, and Yahoo News among numerous other media outlets. She is the author of “The Psychology Behind Fitness Motivation” and the best-selling book on Amazon “FitMentality”. Dr. Chronister is Program Director of an in-residence program treating complex psychiatric issues in Pasadena, California. Additionally, she treats clients in her private practice struggling with mood disorders, substance use, and anxiety in West Los Angeles.