Holistic Therapy with Christhmus Presence AMFT, APCC

Holistic Therapy with Christhmus Presence AMFT, APCC
Additional credentials: MAPS MDMA Therapy Training (12/21); Brainspotting Phase II & Group Brainspotting for Mental Health Clinicians (06/20)
Other Mental Health Related Services: Corporate Trainings, Group Therapy, Letters of Readiness & Support for Gender Affirmation Surgery, Psychological Assessments & Diagnosis, Public Speaking
Ethnicity Counselor Identifies As: Asian American, Asian Pacific Islander, Chinese
Qualifications:: 3 years in practice, Registered Associate MFT #125037 & Registered Associate PCC #9411, California Institute of Integral Studies 2019
Payments Accepted: American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Cost per Session: $200+
Accepted Insurance Plans: Out of Network
Communities Served: Bisexual Allied, Gay Allied, HIV / AIDS Allied, Lesbian Allied, Non-Binary Allied, Open Relationships Non-Monogamy, Queer Allied, Racial Justice Allied, Transgender Allied
Age Specialty: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19), Adults, Elders (65+), Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
Types of Therapy: Anti-Racist, Eclectic, Emotionally Focused, Existential, Family Systems, Feminist, Grief, Group Psychotherapy, Hakomi, Humanistic, Interpersonal, Multicultural, Narrative, Person-Centered, Play Therapy, Somatic, Spiritual Counseling, Strength-Based, Systemic, Transpersonal, Trauma Focused
Modality: Couples, Family, Groups, Individuals
Sexuality Speciality: Aromantic, Asexual, Bisexual, Gay, Intersex, Lesbian, Nonbinary, Pansexual, Queer, Transgender
Mental Health Specialties: Anxiety Disorders, Depressive Disorders, Dissociative Disorders, Grief, Learning Disorders, Mood Disorders, Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Personality Disorders, Racial Trauma, Thinking Disorders, Trauma- and Stressor-Related Disorders
Systemic Specialties: Anxiety, Family Conflict, Grief, LGBTQIA, Mood Disorder, Racial Trauma, Relationship Issues, Sex Addiction, Stress

Hello Dear Reader(s),

I am a Chinese-American Queer (she/they), by Ancestors’ way of Guangdong Province, China. My family settled on unceded Muwekma Ohlone territory (San Francisco) 3.5 generations ago, where I was born. Guiding pillars include liberation psychology, narrative psychology, trauma-informed therapy, somatic psychology, spirituality, expressive arts, and more. Tools held in support of self-resourcing, clarity, and ancestral connectivity include meditation, EFT Tapping, athletic coaching, EMDR-inspired Brainspotting, MDMA training with MAPS (presently only offering integration work), and Somatic Abolition with author and LCSW, Resmaa Menakem.

I human in support of connectivity, equity, and accountability, pairing decolonizing frameworks with self-resourcing practices. I hold masters-level education and more than 15 years combined service in holistic counseling, education, meditation, facilitation, and sport training. My experience traverses diverse backgrounds, populations, and geographies.

My first name is pronounced like the holiday, and is spelled with an “isthmus”, or “a narrow strip of land that joins two larger pieces of land”. This centers my interests in relationship, the power of words, and the winter solstice. My last name furthers holiday vibes, word play, and offers a frame to relate to self, others, light, darkness, and more.

I enjoy the outdoors, creative expression, the power of community, and being in water.

Thank you for your interest and curiosity,

Christhmus Presence

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