Christina Boyd (She/her)

AMFT #110197

Strength-based, somatic therapy for those seeking to change stuck patterns and create a path towards greater resilience and meaning in life.

Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland, CA
Supervised by Rawna Romero, LMFT #41466

  • Free Initial Consultation
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Services
  • Individual
  • Family
  • Child
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

I welcome clients of all ages, backgrounds, and identities. I work especially well with: College students + young adults; Those experiencing despair/anxiety due to current sociopolitical events; Individuals + families going through big life transitions; Adult children of alcoholics/dysfunctional families; Those experiencing loss and grief ; Activists + Artists; Those experiencing chronic pain, illness, or somatic symptoms; Those adjusting to early stages of dementia + their families

My Background and Approach

My approach is eclectic and centered on building authentic relationships. I bring a presence that is validating and honest, nurturing and direct. I get curious about what we are both experiencing in our bodies, hearts, and minds in the present moment. I will invite us to think systemically about how cultural/social factors impact our relationships with ourselves and others. I honor each person’s unique voice and offer space to re-frame and re-claim your story. I was born and raised here in the Bay Area. I have a background in the arts and have a B.A. in Sociology and an M.A. in Counseling Psychology. Before starting my private practice with Grateful Heart Holistic Therapy Center, I worked with a community mental health agency supporting young children and families in crisis. Prior to that, I was a therapist trainee at the Center for Somatic Psychotherapy. I currently work at an elder care facility with individuals living with dementia.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

Many people turn to therapy wanting to gain deeper insight about the past, while others wish for more concrete ways to move forward. I believe both approaches are valuable, and I tend to integrate both in my practice. I can offer tools for coping with distressing experiences such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, stress/burnout, or bodily symptoms. I also provide a safe, honest environment in which to explore some of the root causes of these symptoms, including childhood trauma, systemic oppression, or unresolved grief. I am committed to acknowledging and learning from intersectional differences in a spirit of humility and solidarity. I support social causes which seek to dismantle systems of white supremacy, patriarchy, wealth inequality, and environmental destruction. I am passionate about many things that promote mental health outside of the therapy room, including spending time with plants and animals, singing and dancing, gardening, cooking, reading, etc.

I have experience with the following
  • Buddhism
  • Christianity
  • Hinduism
  • Judaism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 3 years of practice
  • Languages: English

Info

(510) 542-9085 Email Christina
431 30th St.
Oakland, CA 94609

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