Christina Mitchell, Therapist in Montrose, California — Zencare
Christina G. Mitchell
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Christina G. Mitchell

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT
California Accepting Online
Montrose Accepting In-person

I’m happy to hear from you by phone or email to let me know when you’re available for a brief conversation. I offer an initial in person consultation to see how we might work together.

Updated November 13, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Christina Mitchell is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based in Montrose, CA who welcomes all ages, ethnicities and BIPOC folks in individual, couple or child therapy. With her wealth of experience and training she focuses on folks seeking to change some aspect of their lives that isn't functioning well. Sometimes people can identify and articulate their challenge other times clarity and insight about what needs to change emerges steadily as we work. Often there are feelings of depression, anxiety and/or feeling stuck personally or with a relationship that prevents living a full life. Christina is passionate about working with folks who are motivated to make real and lasting changes in their lives.

Humans naturally adapt to cope with untenable and traumatic situations that can over time create layers of defenses that ultimately lead to distress and block vitality, spontaneity and growth. While these survival strategies helped at one time they become repeating patterns that break down preventing creativity and growth. The therapeutic process unfolds uniquely and exquisitely with each person, peeling away the layers of these broken down strategies can open up possibilities for experiences previously unattainable. Christina works with the present while keeping open door to the past, an eye on dreams and the unconscious. With extensive training from local and NY Institutes, Christina uses a contemporary psychoanalytic lens as she integrates aspects of mindfullness and Attachment Theory along with other modalities as applicable.

Christina seeks to create a safe space where previously unacceptable and inaccessible thoughts and feelings can become known and explored. Being fully engaged she sees her work as a collaboration, joining with her patients on their journey to discover more of themselves and live more fully. Having a safety protocol Christina’s been able to offer in person sessions as well as telehealth.


Message to clients

It can be daunting finding a therapist, someone you can open up to, explore tender, feared and vulnerable places in yourself. Finding a space where anything can be talked about, where there’s an opportunity to connect with complex, difficult perhaps unknown parts of yourself that can lead to discovery, insight and a fuller more enriching life. That’s why I offer an initial consultation to get a feeling of what it would be like to work together. I’m open to working weekly or multiple times a week. I work in a collaborative and interactive manner to create a safe place where one can transform their pain.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

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

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past

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

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Couples
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Christina Mitchell 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: $190 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $190
  • Couples sessions: $195 (50min)

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
  • Credit Card
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Multiple times a week

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 11am-4:15pm
  • Tue 9am-4:15pm
  • Wed 9am-4:15pm
  • Thu 10am-4:15pm
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Montrose practice
2550 Honolulu Ave, #203, Montrose, California 91020
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10am-4:15pm
  • Tue 9am-4:15pm
  • Wed 9am-4:15pm
  • Thu 10am-4:15pm
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 32 years

Glendale Family Service, Psychotherapist, 1991 - 1997

National Institute if the Psychotherapies, Certificate of Psychoanalysis, 2022
Manhattan Institute of Psychoanalysis, OYP Psychoanalysis in the Sociopolitical World, 2021
Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 3 yr. Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, 2007
Pacific Oaks College, Master in Marriage Family and Child Counseling, 1990
Stetson University, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, 1982


Licensure

California: MFC31466


Languages

English