Welcome, my name is Jennifer Christmas and I am a psychotherapist licensed to practice clinical therapy in the state of California. I have been in practice for over ten years in a variety of settings including residential, hospital, rehab and private practice. I have extensive experience in family conflicts, trauma, anxiety, depression, addiction, anger, grief and loss. Relationship issues, pre- and post- natal therapies and significant life changes are specialties of mine.
My approach in therapy is two fold. They can be used conjointly or individually to best suit your needs:
First, we work together to gather as much information about the presenting issues as possible. Using a nonjudgmental assessment style we create a clear picture of the issue and create client-focused goals. I believe the therapeutic process should be empowering and collaborative, your experiences are uniquely yours and I cofaciliate the practice with an infusion of multidisciplinary psychotherapeutic practices along the way. I will utilize a combination of Cognitive-Behavioral tools, Mindfulness based solutions, Motivational Interviewing, and DBT skills.
Second, I want to help you understand the emotional underpinnings of the issue. If you are interested in delving deeper into your personal journey, to understand what drives your behaviors, I will encourage a combination approach incorporating psychoanalytic, EFT and attachment theories to understand yourself in a deeper, more connected way.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Bipolar disorder
LGBT , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Depression Read more...
LCSW #69344 (Expires: 2021-04-01)
Jennifer has really helped me come back into my own after a major trauma!
Very helpful! Recommend her to friends and family.
Jennifer is very kind, courteous, and understanding. She is helpful in asking questions and working with clients to determine ways that can work with them. She has provided me with great emotional support and various tools to give me a manageable and helpful path forward. Thanks Jen!
She is extremely kind, helpful and professional.