Katina Laib, LMFT. Orange County marriage and family therapist, Christian counselor, and certified DBT clinician comes alongside teens, individuals, couples, and families to find a life worth living.

Hi, I’m Katina.

Let me walk with you as a guide in this broken world towards hope and life. I have 10 years experience providing teen, individual, family, and couples therapy. I am a DBT-Linehan Board of Certification, Certified ClinicianTM and Level II Restoration Therapist. My specialties include helping people who struggle with emotions, trauma, relationship issues, cross-cultural issues, and spirituality. I do this by providing a safe space and evidenced-based therapy to reach your goals. My style of therapy is compassionate and practical. People who know me well describe me as authentic, calm, and welcoming.

While I enjoy assisting people of diverse faiths and backgrounds, I am also passionate about combining effective tools and research from psychology with spiritual healing. As a follower of Jesus, I love coming alongside clients in finding ultimate truth and belonging through knowing God, who created you and invites you to have a life full of joy, meaning, and hope.  

Prior to being a therapist, I was an English-as-a-second language teacher to teens and adults in China, Newport Beach, and Berkeley. I deeply connect with the minority experience and value diversity having lived overseas and as a second-generation Chinese-American. I live in the San Francisco Bay Area with my husband, two daughters, and two cats. 

Visit my Certifications page to learn more about my training and experience so you can determine if I might be someone who can join you on this journey.