Working with Tristan 1:1


Tristan is the founder of Life Lab. Technically, Tristan is a licensed psychotherapist, but really she is more of a guide to helping others heal and release past wounds, so that they can be free to identify, explore, and share their light. She uses a holistic approach, implementing a variety of theoretical orientations and interventions. However, most regularly she uses a combined interpersonal, mindfulness and narrative based approach which allows her clients to develop dramatically heightened sense of self-awareness and self-love, decreased ego strength and a position of personal mastery of their lives. Tristan works to develop a personal connection that is safe, supportive, and challenging, built on mutual respect which leads to a deeper sense of awareness, empowerment and progress in one's life. She is also known to incorporate humor and creative interventions to make the therapeutic process more engaging...and more fun!

Tristan specializes in working with clients who want to:

  • Release limiting thoughts and behaviors to clear space for unlimited potential
  • Develop mindfulness and meditation skills in an effort to reduce anxiety and enhance a peaceful state of mind and heart
  • Increase optimism and purpose while reducing depressive symptoms
  • Heighten intuition and decision making abilities
  • Identify, nurture and launch their life’s purpose
  • Navigate a career, relationship or phase-of-life transition successfully
  • Improve communication skills in their relationships
  • Increase productivity and goal accomplishment
  • Increase social confidence and social networks
  • Date successfully
  • Cultivating and integrate happiness practices
  • Identify purpose
  • Complete life/career transitions

Common interventions include:

  • Creating space for compassionate attachment and detachment
  • Elevating and developing impenetrable self-worth
  • Rewriting personal stories as tales of truth and empowerment
  • Developing increased conscious language
  • Aligning with faith and acceptance vs. fear and victimization
  • Developing intentional choice making patterns
  • Leveraging meditation to create inner peace and self-awareness
  • Leveraging energy work via Reiki to identify/explore blocked energy channels
  • Identifying and creating ritualistic practices to maintain and further healing
  • Utilizing creative/artistic practices

Tristan holds a B.A. in Communications from University of Washington and an M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University. Prior to becoming a therapist and opening Life Lab, Tristan was a consumer Trend Forecaster serving in many senior level executive positions at companies including Teen People Magazine, People Magazine, Columbia Records and Creative Artists Agency. Tristan consulted on brands such as Nordstrom, Adidas, T-Mobile, Target, Nike, L'Oréal and nearly all of the major motion picture studios and TV networks. She  has been featured in publications such as Glamour, Cosmo, PopSugar, Woman's Day, NY Post, The Daily Love, MSN, Kids in the House, Your Tango and She Knows, as well ason TV/radio such as KTLA and Dr. Drew's Loveline, offering insight on human relationships. When she is not helping inspire and grow the lives of her students and clients, you can likely find her laughing out loud (really LOUD) with her 5 year-old son Asa, skateboarding the Strand, drinking iced matcha lattes on the beach, or seeking inspiration in flea markets, art galleries or vegan restaurants.

“Change and growth take place when a person has risked herself and dares to become involved with experimenting with her own life.”

-Herbert A. Otto