Christine (she/her) is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She has over 13 years of experience working with children, teens and their families. Christine holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology with a focus on transpersonal studies. Christine’s background includes providing therapy on-site in various public schools throughout the Bay Area, short term family counseling, and trauma-informed community-based services to foster care youth and their families.
While Christine has experience providing therapy to individuals of all ages, she has a keen interest and passion for working with children and adolescents and has experience working with children as young as two years old.
Working with children means partnering with parents/caregivers. Christine believes the way to create effective and lasting change is to collaborate with parents/caregivers. As a mother, Christine is passionate about helping families strengthen their relationship with one another.
Christine utilizes a child-centered approach and uses play therapy techniques, as well as techniques from other theoretical orientations, to give children the opportunity to express their feelings, practice appropriate social interactions, process life events and gain confidence.
Christine’s clinical experience includes: depression, anxiety, child abuse, trauma, foster care, adoption, emotional dysregulation, divorce, parenting support, relationship difficulties, attachment, self-esteem and confidence issues.