Patricia Ellis Christensen (she/her)

MFT 102721
Accepting Clients

I have openings for the new year. Let me partner you in making changes or getting the help you have been looking for.

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in , CA

About My Clients

The types of clients that tend to do well with me are looking for expertise, connection, positive regard and warmth. They are ready to commit to the therapy process and prefer a talkative sharing relationship with their therapist. They know it's hard to get started but they trust in the process to yield gains. My clients feel comfortable with online work and may have issues with relationships, family, mood disorders, depression, anxiety or life transitions.

My Background and Approach

I integrate different therapies in my practice. It's not just what works but what works for the person I'm working with. The real question becomes: what works for you? I encourage my clients to think about what types of things are helping them, and I take into account their desire for personalized treatment. I've studied and practiced a number of theories, but always the question is which ones will fit for you. I also continue to acquire more learning to offer my clients the most diverse options of therapeutic assistance.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I am interested in healing, starting with the self. It seems we have so much angst and destruction in the world, but it is very hard to resolve without coming to peace with out own traumas, behaviors and experiences. As a child I truly hoped that I could help the whole world get better, but now I know that work is one person at a time: healing the self often comes before healing bigger problems of humanity. I am not discouraged about this because when people find a kinder way of seeing themselves, that attitude spreads. I know I will not heal the world, but I can get pretty good at this one of the time thing. In this, I invest my hope and love. I am very open to people coming to me from very different life perspectives because it seems to me that acceptance and love have to start at the therapy door. So I am proud to get to work with people of varying races, religious, sexual and gender orientations and political viewpoints.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Beacon
I have experience with the following
  • Buddhism
  • Christianity
  • Interfaith

At A Glance

  • Experience: 11 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $150 - 200/session


707-974-4982 Email Patricia
Presently online only
, CA

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