Chrissy  Barlahan
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Chrissy Barlahan

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
California Accepting Online
Redondo Beach Accepting In-person
Updated February 18, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Codependency
  • Couples counseling
  • Life transitions
  • Premarital counseling
  • Transition to new parenthood
  • Dating

Professional statement

Chrissy Barlahan is in your corner. She is an Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Redondo Beach, CA and gets in the trenches with you. Her ability to attune and get to the heart of her client’s struggle is unparalleled. Chrissy’s warmth is balanced by her ability to be direct and give it to you straight. Think warm mom vibe mixed with ride or die best friend. That is what you get when you work with her, someone who is relentlessly reassuring and purely protective. If you’re looking for a therapist that feels relatable, honest, and can make you laugh, Chrissy is your girl!

Chrissy’s clients come seeking guidance with relationship issues. Chrissy specializes in working with couples and individuals to help unravel their painful relationship cycle. Chrissy helps couples reconcile and bring back the connection they long for. Chrissy loves talking about sex and intimacy in relationships, so client’s never have to feel like anything is off-limits. Clients can lay it all on the table so they can have a relationship that feels full and vibrant.

Chrissy loves working with all aspects of relationships including those that have been painful or abusive. Chrissy can help clients that have been in co-dependent relationships or have undergone narcissistic abuse. Chrissy’s clients working through co-dependence find themselves saying, “I can’t be ok unless you’re ok.” She helps these clients work through their sense of over responsibility for others and develop a sense of freedom while reigniting their sense of self-worth.

Chrissy works from an Emotion Focused Therapy model. EFT is rooted in evidence-based attachment theory. Chrissy aims to strip everything down and get to the bare bones of what clients struggle with. Chrissy offers in person and Telehealth sessions and currently has a few openings, so grab them while you can!


Message to clients

It is so hard to find the “right” therapist! The struggle is real! What I can tell you about me is that I have a unique ability to truly get to the heart of a problem. I have such a pulse on the experience of others which allows me to connect to you in a way that helps you to feel completely seen.

I am best known by my clients for my level of engagement and direct feedback. I love entering into the situation with you. I never want my clients to feel like they are walking through the depths of their struggle alone. I make the therapeutic experience as enlightening as it is enjoyable. Laughter is infectious in the room and is prioritized as part of the process.

If you’re feeling connected to my profile take the leap! You’re being drawn here for a reason. Trust yourself. Trust that you know what you need at this moment in your life. I got you.


Specialties

Codependency - Development of healthy boundaries in relationships; strategies for increasing individual self-esteem and autonomy; coping mechanisms for separation and individuation.

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Premarital counseling - Providing a safe and neutral environment for couples to explore expectations and prepare for the rewards and challenges of marriage

Transition to new parenthood - Working with parents as they adjust to new parenthood

Dating - Exploring one’s thoughts and beliefs about dating and the values that one brings into the dating world; processing through the ups and downs of meeting new people and starting or ending relationships




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Chrissy Barlahan is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $250 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $200 - $250
  • Initial session: $250 (60min)
  • Couples sessions: $250 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 10am-2pm & 4pm-7pm
  • Wed 4pm-7pm
  • Thu 9:30am-12:30pm & 4pm-7pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Redondo Beach practice
1617 S. Pacific Coast Hwy, Suite E, Redondo Beach, California 90277
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 10am-2pm & 4pm-8pm
  • Wed 4pm-9pm
  • Thu 9:30am-12:30pm & 4pm-9pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 6 years

Private Practice , LMFT, 2022 - Present
Private Practice , AMFT, 2020 - 2022
Private Practice , MFT-I, 2018 - 2020

Capella University , M.A Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling , 2018
California State University, Long Beach , B.A. Psychology , 2008


Licensure

California: 135450


Languages

English


Client testimonials

"Initial contact with Chrissy went well. She was very pleasant and enthusiastic about connect which made me feel good. I look forward to starting my therapy journey with her."
- Zencare client • January 2023