Christina de Cossio, Therapist in San Rafael, California — Zencare
Christina  de Cossio
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Christina de Cossio

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Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT
California Waitlist Online
San Rafael Not Accepting In-person
Updated April 28, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Relationship issues
  • Self-esteem

Professional statement

Christina de Cossio is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT, specializing in Somatic Psychotherapy, and is based in Northern California. She is also a Master Therapist in the Neuro Affective Relational Model, NARM, approach.

Somatic Psychotherapy incorporates the body and the mind as an interconnected whole in the therapy process. NARM® integrates a body-centered and psychodynamic approach, within a context of interpersonal neurobiology, grounded in mindfulness and is a phenomenological approach to addressing identity and consciousness of Self.

Christina de Cossio helps young adults and adults who struggle with shame, self-acceptance, relationship conflict or loss, a sense of disassociation from the body, issues with love and sexuality, codependency, self-sabotage, and stress. She feels passionate about helping clients develop new skills and capacities so they can break through old patterns and identifications that are no longer serving them.

As both a psychotherapist and embodiment educator, Christina de Cossio also offers training in biological and psychological development, our survival system, and adaptive resilience in order to support people in broadening their understanding and perspective about the effects of stress and what they can do about it.

Christina strives to provide trauma informed and culturally-sensitive care, is an ally to people of color, and affirms the LGBTQ+ community. She welcomes you to reach out and looks forward to collaborating with you towards health and fulfillment.

To learn more about NARM® please see her website or ask when you meet.


Message to clients

I want you to know that freedom from the effects of adverse experiences is possible. I hold humility, capacity, and some fierce tools and skills for helping people navigate home to their sense of center and health. It's my professional and personal purpose to help people move forward beyond survival and towards embodied wholeness.

The majority of people who work with me have an intuition or knowledge that including their body and nervous system into the therapy process is needed. Sometimes they’ve tried traditional talk or behavioral therapies and want something different. Sometimes they have a history of trauma or something recent has happened that makes them feel out of control or stuck in familiar patterns that are getting in the way of moving forward in their life.

This is what you can expect working together: directness, focus, attuned awareness, compassionate confrontation, curiosity, radical acceptance, and listening feedback on multiple levels of experience. We incorporate your strengths and resources, and I offer somatic mindfulness techniques and psychobiological education along the way.

I'm happy to meet with you for a consultation.


Specialties

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Christina de Cossio 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: $175 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $150 - $175
  • Initial session: $175 (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
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Every other week

Location(s)

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 10 am - 6 pm
  • Wed 10 am - 6 pm
  • Thu 10 am - 6 pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

San Rafael practice
1924 4th Street, San Rafael, California 94114
Not 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 Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 6 years

Private Practice , Body-Centered Therapy, 2004 - Present
Body Mind Therapy, Associate Somatic Psychotherapist, 2019 - 2021
Marin Head Start Preschool Program, Mental Health Consultant - Social Emotional Development Specialist, 2015 - 2018

NARM Training Institute, Post Master Training - Current, 2021
NARM Training Institute, Cert. Master NARM Therapist, 2020
Bay Area NARM Training, Cert. NARM Therapist, 2018
California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) , Masters in Counseling Psychology, 2016
Cal Poly University , Bachelors of Science in Nutrition Science , 2010


Licensure

California: 125430


Languages

English