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Dr. Christa Banton, LMFT

Stress, Anxiety LGBT Relationship issues Trauma and abuse Depression
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About me

I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in California with over 15 years of experience working in social services and mental health care. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma (adult survivors of child abuse), career/educational challenges, adoptees, and LGTBQ acceptance and affirmation.

My therapy style is humanistic and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing individuals. My approach combines humanistic, trauma focused, psychodynamic and solution focused therapy. I am also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and ACT certified for adoptees. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.

It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you; it takes an active effort to reach your own recovery.

I look forward to working with you!

Professional experience

3yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Self-Love, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

CA LMFT 82197