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
- Self esteem
I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Depression
LCSW #69344 (Expires: 2019-04-30)