Christine MacInnis (She/Her)

CA LMFT 46382 AZ LMFT 15504

Christine MacInnis, MA, MS, LMFT Certified Affirmative LGBTQIA Therapist (AAMFT) I want to help you overcome life's challenges

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Torrance, CA

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

About My Clients

My favorite clients are teens and young adults as I have also been a middle and high school level counselor for over 25 years. I love educating parents on what is "normal" (basically everything !). Right now, about 90% of my clients are bi, gay, lesbian, and/or gender expansive and in some process of becoming their true selves. I also do work with LGBTQIA individuals from families who have a Christian or Catholic background and who need help with family acceptance.

My Background and Approach

I am a very direct, honest type of therapist. I love to use cognitive-behavioral techniques to re-frame current life events and provide a direction. Our interactions will be filled with finding your strengths, even when you feel most of them are lacking. I love to provide insights into why your behavior is troublesome for you and how to live your life in the best way possible for you. I am trauma informed and EMDR trained.My work is culturally informed, affirmative and open to new ways of looking and thinking. You are the best expert on yourself and through our interactions, we will both learn more about you. I did my training at both St. John's University in New York, where I obtained an MS in Education for School Counseling (1996) and California State University, Dominguez Hills (2003) where I obtained my MA in Marriage and Family Therapy. I also have obtained a separate credential in Affirmative LGBTQIA Therapy from the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists in 2016.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I am a strong ally for the LGBTQ community to other cis individuals about the needs and rights of our LGBTQ folks while being mindful and respectful of the community as well. I am not here to save anyone rather I am continually looking to learn. I do try to check my cis privilege frequently because I never want to make assumptions about the community I support. I volunteer my time at our local PFLAG chapter as a facilitator and as a community outreach person as I am also in the community as a bi person. I also believe personally, I do need to support others who want to learn too. This is how I show my ally-ship. I am of Catholic faith and follow Fr. James Martin in his quest to bridge the gap between our LGBTQ community and what we were all originally taught in the church. I do believe in changing systems from within and believe that God does love everyone and all were created perfectly by Him. I have two children so when I talk parenting, I also walk the walk!

I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Christianity
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
  • Judaism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 10 years of practice
  • Rate: $125 - 200/session

Info

3106839047 Email Christine
22750 Hawthorne Blvd.
Suite 204
Torrance, CA 90505

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