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Kit Strong
“Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here.”
– Max Ehrmann

I am deeply committed to bringing compassion and a non-judgmental stance to my clinical work.

My approach is collaborative, strengths-based, and person-centered, where I consider the biological, psychological, cultural, and social factors impacting current concerns. I utilize a combination of evidence-based practices, including motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). Some of my patients and colleagues have described my communication style as warm, approachable, and helpful.

I have a special interest and experience in women’s health and working with new and expectant parents experiencing Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders. It is an immense honor to support the emotional health of individuals through pregnancy and into the postpartum period– a transformative and unique life transition.

I joined Kaiser Permanente in early 2023 with the Connect 2 Care Telepsychiatry Program providing telephone and video intake appointments with adult and child patients across Northern California. I have since transitioned to work as an Early Start Specialist and Behavioral Health Consultant for our OB/GYN –Women’s Clinic in Mountain View. I am excited to be working in an integrated health care setting because I believe that mental health is an essential part of holistic, whole person care.

Prior to joining Kaiser, I worked as a maternal and child health researcher, as well as a clinician in multiple community mental health settings, where I’ve provided individual and group therapy and case management with children, teens, and adults since 2016. I also had the privilege of providing individual therapy, infant/early childhood mental health services, and clinical case management services with new and expectant parents experiencing Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders in a perinatal home visiting program in Los Angeles.

I am originally from the Bay Area, identify as biracial and bicultural, and am the daughter of an immigrant. Outside of work, I enjoy cultivating relationships with my spouse, family, and friends, walking my dog Lou the Corgi-dor (half-Corgi, half-Lab), singing in my local choir, and spending time in nature. Fun facts about me: 1) I’m a sparkling water aficionado; 2) my favorite vegetable is the artichoke because it’s not only delicious, but also aesthetically pleasing!

I earned my Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies – Child Studies at Santa Clara University and received my Master of Social Welfare (MSW) and Master of Public Health (MPH) degrees from University of California, Los Angeles. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of California (LCSW #106754).

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