Get to Know

Kristy Skippergosh

I am so excited that you're here! Half the battle is getting started so you're already well on your way. Here's a little about me:

Hi, I'm Kristy Skippergosh, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in San Diego, CA. Born and raised in Michigan, I am a proud member of the Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians. With a Bachelor's of Science in Psychology and Sociology, a Master's of Social Work, and a Master's of Public Administration from Grand Valley State University, I have a wealth of experience in social work that has allowed me to develop a diverse skill set to work with different populations.


Throughout my career, I have worked in a variety of social work capacities, allowing me to gain a comprehensive understanding of the challenges that individuals face. My experience includes community mental health, a psychiatric hospital, The Assisted Breathing Center at Metro Health, University of Michigan Health, an outpatient dialysis clinic and as a Dialectical Behavioral Therapy clinician.

My Approach:

My approach in therapy is centered around the belief that growth requires some level of discomfort. I will work with you to explore thoughts, feelings and behaviors that lead to pain and challenges non-judgmentally and with kindness. This judgment-free approach allows you to feel safe and secure in the therapeutic setting. I believe in building connections with clients and working together as a team to achieve your goals. I will act as a tour guide through this therapeutic journey, while putting you in charge of what you wish to experience along the way. Empathy and compassion are foundational to my approach, while also encouraging change to reduce suffering and helping you thrive.

As a member of the Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians, I have a unique perspective and appreciation of culture and mental wellness. I bring this understanding to my work, creating a safe and supportive space for you to explore all facets of your human experience and identity.