Hello! Thank you for reading my profile. I am a marriage and family therapist (LMFT) licensed in California with over 20 years of experience working as a psychotherapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, substance abuse, issues pertaining to sexuality, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, and issues pertaining to spirituality. I also helped many people who have experienced physical and sexual trauma or emotional abuse.
My counseling style is warm and down to earth. My goal is to create an environment where you feel at ease talking about what is in your heart and on your mind. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, and psycho-dynamic counseling. And I love Tapping! Tapping is a really great technique to destress and process intense feelings. With that said, each person is different and has different needs. I believe that the therapeutic relationship is about teaming up to give you the insight, inner wisdom and motivation to make the changes you want in your life. We will come up with a plan to work on improving your current situation. Some people simply need a compassionate person to hear them out. Some people may want a concrete action plan with steps and advise on how to proceed. Our work is to collaborate and come up with a plan that would be most effective in meeting your needs.
On a practical matter, my office hours are between 9 am and 8 pm, Monday through Friday. I will respond to messages within 24 hours. If you would like a video chat session during a time that is not listed, please send me a message and we may be able to work out scheduling a time that works for both of our schedules.
"Out of clutter, find simplicity. Out of discord, find harmony. In the middle of difficulty, lies opportunity." Albert Einstein
"The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature." Marcus Aurelius
I look forward to working with you!
Christina Kohfield, LMFT 78980
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
CA LMFT 78980
Christina got me through one of the hardest years of my life. I’m huge into personal development and doing the work, and I feel that our style, work and pacing is well matched and precise. I’m just so incredibly grateful to have found her. I hope to have a working relationship with her for a very long time.
Written on Jul 28, 2022 after therapy with Christina for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
Christina is amazing. I’ve been seeing her weekly for more than a year. I look forward to her feedback and love that she is a confidant.
She’s the best.
Written on Apr 26, 2022 after therapy with Christina for 11 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, career difficulties, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Christina is awesome!!!
Written on Feb 22, 2022 after therapy with Christina for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue
Christina has been such a blessing these past few months. Her ability to create such a warm and carefree environment is just what I needed for my own issues. I don’t feel like I need to filter my feelings during my sessions with her and she allows me to feel all my feels. Most of the time it feels like I’m sitting and talking with a very wise friend but there have been plenty of times when she knows exactly when to get deep and help me get to the root of things. I honestly cannot thank her enough. She has truly left a lasting impact on me. ❤️
Written on Dec 09, 2021 after therapy with Christina for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Christina is like the friend that we all need and want. She is the type of person who just says exactly what needs to be said as she is seeing things. After all that's why so many of us are coming seeking for therapy right? to be heard? to be seen? understood?
Christina is the person who does those things for me at least, it feels much less like im speaking to someone who is providing therapy, and more like a friend that i can send a text to whenever im down.
thank you for everything you have done so far for me Christina, i have no doubt you will be a help to so many others, and i hope others get to share the same experience i am having
Written on Nov 27, 2021 after therapy with Christina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
I absolutely love my counselor and have recommended her to several friends. She has helped me TREMENDOUSLY. I’m so thankful I have her in my life. ❤️
Written on Aug 09, 2021 after therapy with Christina for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem