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This profile was last updated on 10/23/15  and contains information from public web pages and contributions from the ZoomInfo community.

Ms. Kristine J. Schwarz

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Executive Director

New Beginnings Counseling Center
324 East Carrillo Street Suite C
Santa Barbara , California 93101
United States

Company Description: New Beginnings Counseling Center creates a psychologically healthy community. We provide quality, affordable counseling services, life skills and outreach programs....   more

Employment History

  • Psychotherapist and Consultant In Psychology and the Media
    Santa Barbara Psychotherapy
  • Marriage and Family Therapist for Stress Management
    Santa Barbara Psychotherapy
  • Psychotherapist In Private Practice
    Santa Barbara Psychotherapy
  • MACP Clinical Training Director
    Antioch University Santa Barbara
  • Associate Director of Institutional Advancement
    Antioch University Santa Barbara
  • Executive Director
  • Central Coast Chair of the Leadership Collaborative
    Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Executive Director
    Santa Barbara New Beginnings Counseling Center

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Chair of Steering Committee
    Antioch's Alumni Association


  • MA
    Antioch University Santa Barbara
  • undergraduate degree , Marketing and Advertising
    S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University
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Kristine J. Schwarz, MA, ..., 23 Oct 2015 [cached]
Kristine J. Schwarz, MA, MFT Executive Director
Kristine Schwarz, MA, MFT is a seasoned executive and psychotherapist who brings extensive experience building organizations and managing multi-faceted projects in both the non-profit and for-profit sectors, and considerable experience as an educator and clinician. Kristine is also a former entertainment industry executive with 13 years of experience developing film and television projects internationally. She received her MA from Antioch University Santa Barbara and has worked locally as a therapist at Domestic Violence Solutions, the COPE program at Cottage Hospital, Full Spectrum Recovery, Goleta Valley Union School District, and Working Alternatives. She maintains her psychotherapy private practice, Santa Barbara Psychotherapy.
Prior to joining New Beginnings, Kristine was Associate Director of Institutional Advancement at Antioch University Santa Barbara. She also served as Core Faculty and Clinical Director of Antioch's Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology Program where she founded the MFT Consortium of the Central Coast Region, and served as the Central Coast Chair of the MFT Leadership Collaborative and Chair of Antioch's Alumni Association Steering Committee.
Kristine began her career as a media buyer in Washington, D.C., working with clients such as the Wolf Trap Center for the Performing Arts, before moving to Los Angeles in 1987, when she joined the Walt Disney Studios. She received her undergraduate degree in Marketing and Advertising from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.
"Our mission," says Executive Director ..., 23 Oct 2015 [cached]
"Our mission," says Executive Director Kristine Schwarz "is to provide the support services necessary for all members of our community to thrive.
"The Cities of Santa Barbara and Goleta and the County of Santa Barbara have been tremendously supportive of the program since its inception," said Schwarz.
Please contact Executive Director, Kristine Schwarz, with all press and media inquiries.
Robert G. Pearson, Executive Director and CEO of the Housing Authority presented the award to the non-profit's Board of Directors' President, Diane Pannkuk and Executive Director, Kristine Schwarz, at the agency's January board meeting.
"New Beginnings is honored to be recognized for the agency's efforts to help the most vulnerable among us to thrive," says Ms. Schwarz.
Santa Barbara Stress Management and Relief; incl. Ojai & Ventura, CA, 17 Sept 2015 [cached]
- Kristine J. Schwarz , MA, MFT Santa Barbara Psychotherapy® Santa Barbara Psychotherapy® / Marriage & Family Therapist for Stress Management - Kristine J. Schwarz, MFT
Kristine Schwarz, MFT, LPCC ..., 13 July 2014 [cached]
Kristine Schwarz, MFT, LPCC is the executive director of New Beginnings Counseling Center and a psychotherapist in private practice at Santa Barbara Psychotherapy®.
About Santa Barbara Psychotherapy, 17 May 2015 [cached]
Founder and Owner ofSanta Barbara Psychotherapy ®, Kristine J. Schwarz, is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, License # MFC 44909; and a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, License # LPCC 994.
Kristine J. Schwarz, M.A., MFT, LPCC
Kristine provides therapeutic services to clients struggling with the challenges of interpersonal relationships and the stresses of every day life. Kristine has worked with adults, youth, couples, and families in various therapeutic settings including: Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, Domestic Violence Solutions of Santa Barbara County, Goleta Valley Union School District, Working Alternatives Federal Prisoner Reentry Program, and Full Spectrum Recovery. As well, she recently served as Core Faculty and the MACP Clinical Training Director at Antioch University Santa Barbara. In addition to more than ten years of intensive education and training in numerous areas of mental health treatment such as trauma, anger management and chemical dependency, Kristine's professional certifications include: Psychological First Aid for Survivors of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita provided by The Boston Center for Trauma Psychology; School and Community Based Post Traumatic Stress Management provided by The Boston Center for Trauma Psychology; and Domestic Violence Counselor Training provided by Domestic Violence Solutions of Santa Barbara County. Kristine remains current on all aspects of mental health treatment by constantly engaging in continuing education.
Danielle Norlinger, M.A., is a registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern, Registration #75777, and a graduate of Pacifica Graduate Institute, working under the supervision of Kristine Schwarz.
Kristine has presented at conferences nationally, including: Buddin Praed Foundation, Northwestern University's CANS Conference; Child Welfare League of America's Finding Better Ways Conference; Terrorism and Psychosocial Preparedness: Impact on Children and Families Consortium Meeting; and the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children's 12th Annual Colloquium.
Prior to pursuing psychotherapy, Kristine worked for 15 years as a producer/executive in the entertainment industry and therefore has a unique ability to understand issues that creative talent encounter. She continues her passion for the creative arts by working with artists of all kinds.
In addition to private practice, Kristine is also the Executive Director of New Beginnings Counseling Center, where she oversees more than 50 counselors and case managers who work with those most vulnerable in the community.
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