Christina  Tobie

Christina Tobie

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT
Washington Accepting Online
Seattle Not Accepting In-person
Updated October 20, 2020

Specialties & Expertise

  • Infant and early childhood mental health
  • Teens
  • Parenting
  • Family counseling
  • Attachment issues
  • Family of origin distress

Professional statement

Christina Tobie is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Seattle, WA who specializes in family therapy, early and ongoing parenting support, and working with children, adolescents, and teens. She also sees couples or individuals who are thinking about having a child.

When working with adults, Christina often helps individuals who are experiencing anxiety around parenting. They may benefit from skill-building, such as confronting any fears with reasonable, doable actions. They also work through their own attachment issues, such as distancing themselves from their partner while co-parenting.

Christina enjoys working with families who are determined to heal and grow together. She also works with parents of adolescents, helping them navigate a time that’s often emotionally overwhelming. And having received a postmasters specialty on infant mental health at UC Davis, her office is designed to accommodate infants, which means she can help parents understand topics like attachment signaling with their little one.

Christina sees herself as an ally for all her clients, and strives to meet each person and family who walks in her door where they’re at.


Message to clients

Big feelings are hard! Especially when you are small and don’t have very many words yet. Parenting, even at the best of times, isn’t always easy. Sometimes, the people we love the most are the most difficult to talk to about the things that are really bothering us. I love helping individuals and families learn to communicate with each other kindly, and honestly. My work is attachment based, and grounded in developmentally appropriate skill building and emotional regulation. I will work with you and your child together and individually, to learn new ways to identify feelings and the behaviors that come with those feelings. Parenting (and growing up) can be made easier, and I’m here to help.


Specialties

Infant and early childhood mental health - Specialized strategies for common infant and early childhood challenges, including behavior concerns and attachment issues

Teens - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional dysregulation

Parenting - Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support

Family counseling - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress

Attachment issues - Examining and addressing attachment style and early life experiences to make more meaningful connections

Family of origin distress - Exploring, understanding, accepting, and strengthening one’s sense of self as it relates to one’s family of origin




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Christina Tobie is not in-network with any insurances.

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


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $150 (60min)
  • Initial session: $150 (60min)
  • Parent coaching: $100 (60min)

Therapist's note

Christina can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Location(s)

Seattle practice
4517 California Avenue Southwest, Suite D, Seattle, WA 98116
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 4:00pm-7:00pm
  • Tue 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Wed 4:00pm-7:00pm
  • Thu 4:00pm-7:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Washington)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 4:00pm-7:00pm
  • Tue 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Wed 4:00pm-7:00pm
  • Thu 4:00pm-7:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2019 - Present
Navos Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Program, 2018 - 2019
County of Napa Pathways to Wellbeing Program, 2016 - 2017
County of Napa Children's Full Service Partnership, 2016
Rainbow Community Center, 2014 - 2016
Youth and Family Services, 2014
County of Napa Child and Family Behavioral Health Services, 2013 - 2014

The Wright Institute, MA in Counseling Psychology, 2014


Languages

English