Marsha Cristales-Fontaine (She/Her/Ella)

Accepting Clients

I am a cis-gendered female, daughter of immigrant salvadoreño parents, a lifelong learner, and a dedicated spirit linker.

Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Washington

About My Clients

Are you a woman or mother who is deeply dissatisfied with your body? Are you ready to uncover what is at the root of your dissatisfaction? Let me support you in repurposing feelings of worthlessness, loneliness, being emotionally overwhelmed, or feeling like an imposter. I will help link you to your inherent ability to heal, trust in what your body communicates to you, and let go of the belief that you would feel better if only your body looked a certain way.

My Background and Approach

I embrace a non-pathologizing, culturally affirming, and liberation-based psychology model of healing. My approach draws from integrative evidence-based modalities such as EMDR (attachment-focused, somatic psychology), parts work (structural dissociation and internal family systems), narrative therapy (re-authoring your story), and others as necessary for your specific needs. I advocate for body liberation and the Health at Every Size (HAES) paradigm. I incorporate mindfulness practices, attuned, intuitive, and/or practical eating, and years of life and formal education to help you reconnect to your inherent wisdom.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

It is my conviction that your Spirit heals you. Meaning, I acknowledge the spirit given to us by the Creator to move us toward healing. This is a part of each of us regardless of the trauma/distressing life experiences that moved us toward the need to control our bodies to prove that we are worthy. No matter what you’ve lived through or how broken you may believe or have been told you are, your Spirit was never harmed and is ready to have a relationship with all of you.

I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Christianity
  • Interfaith

At A Glance

  • Experience: 11 years of practice
  • Languages: English, Español
  • Rate: $212 - 212/session

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