My identity as a licensed professional clinical counselor is rooted in my background as a scientist, my passion for learning, and my experience that people can and do recover. I am licensed under the California Board of Behavioral Sciences as LPCC #2071 to provide counseling to individuals, groups, couples, and families. I am also a National Board Certified Counselor. I have an Approved Clinical Supervisor credential with the Center for Credentialing and Education. You can view my employment experience on LinkedIn here.

I am an Encinitas local. I have a B.A. in Chemistry from Brown University and I graduated with my M.A. in Counseling with a specialization in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from University of San Diego in 2012. I completed my Ph.D. in Depth Psychology with an emphasis in depth psychotherapy from Pacifica Graduate Institute in March of 2018. My dissertation research was focused on intimate partner violence, the development of insight, and the process of separation.

I currently work as a clinical supervisor for trainees and associates (AMFTs, APCCs, ASWs) at two community mental health clinics. I am experienced with several therapeutic modalities including depth psychotherapy, motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and systems family therapy.

As a depth psychotherapist, my role is to create a safe place where deeper work can take place. You can read more about depth psychotherapy here.

I embrace diversity of gender expression, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, and ability. I am comfortable working with individuals that are currently in 12-step programs (e.g. Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-Anon).

You can reach me by phone at (760) 456-9350 or by email at kghornung@gmail.com