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Christhmus (Christopher Chu) Presence
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC

Christhmus (Christopher Chu) Presence

Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC (she, we)

Verified by Psychology Today Verified by Psychology Today
7 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94114
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Offering CA-based Telehealth ideal for BIPOC: Black, Indigenous, &/or People of Color, including white-passing & mixed-race BIPOC. Also welcoming Families & Partnerships with 1 or more BIPOC in regular attendance. I offer Xychotherapy: psychotherapy that recognizes therapeutic experiences existed long before psychotherapy was invented, and incorporates psychotherapy into global therapeutic wisdoms and practices.
Guiding pillars include Liberation-, Narrative-, Somatic-Psychologies, Trauma Therapy, Ancestral-Spiritual Practices, Expressive Arts, & more. Tools held include Meditation, Athletic Coaching, EMDR-inspired Brainspotting, Somatic Abolition, MDMA therapy (integrations only). Presently training in Ketamine Therapy with Journey Clinicial
My first name is pronounced like the holiday, and is spelled with an "isthmus", or "a narrow strip of land or tissue, that joins two larger pieces of land or anatomy". This highlights my connection to relationship, words, land, embodiment, and even Winter Solstice. My last name furthers holiday vibes, word play, and relationship to the here-and-now.
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My Practice at a Glance

Available online only

San Francisco, CA 94114

Los Angeles, CA 90012

Offering Telehealth for BIPOC Teens-to-Elders, plus Families & Partnerships with 1 or more BIPOC in regular attendance. Scroll for details.
I specialize in Anxiety, Racial Identity and Relationship Issues 
$200 Per Session  
I see individuals, couples and families  
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My Practice at a Glance

Available online only

San Francisco, CA 94114

Los Angeles, CA 90012

Offering Telehealth for BIPOC Teens-to-Elders, plus Families & Partnerships with 1 or more BIPOC in regular attendance. Scroll for details.
I specialize in Anxiety, Racial Identity and Relationship Issues 
$200 Per Session  
I see individuals, couples and families  

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $200
  • Couple Sessions $250
  • Pay by American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
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Accepting out-of-pocket payment, and can provide Superbills
for a free 15 minute consultation now.
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Christhmus (Christopher Chu) Presence
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC
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Accepting out-of-pocket payment, and can provide Superbills
for a free 15 minute consultation now.
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Christhmus (Christopher Chu) Presence
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Prelicense by State of California / AMFT125037 Supervised by Shawana J. Booker, LCSW (California / LCSW29165) Christhmus (Christopher Chu) Presence
  • In Practice for 5 Years
  • License: Board of Behavioral Sciences 9411 / 2020
  • Certificate from EMDR-Inspired Brainspotting Clinician 2019
  • Attended California Institute of Integral Studies, MA: Integral Counseling Psychology, Graduated 2020
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Presently training under Journey Clinical for Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP)
for a free 15 minute consultation now.
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Christhmus (Christopher Chu) Presence
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC
"
Presently training under Journey Clinical for Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP)
for a free 15 minute consultation now.
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Christhmus (Christopher Chu) Presence
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues

Expertise

  • Addiction
  • ADHD
  • Alcohol Use
  • Ancestral reclamation & inheritance; Ritual
  • Anger Management
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bisexual
  • Body Positivity
  • Cancer
  • Career Counseling
  • Child
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Death, loss, & dying; Structural marginalization
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Divorce
  • Eating Disorders
  • Education and Learning Disabilities
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Gambling
  • Geriatric and Seniors
  • Grief
  • Hoarding
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Internet Addiction
  • Lesbian
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Narcissistic Personality (NPD)
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Oppositional Defiance (ODD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Personality Disorders
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Sports Performance
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Thinking Disorders
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Veterans
  • Video Game Addiction
  • Weight Loss
  • Women's Issues
Do these issues align with your needs?
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Christhmus (Christopher Chu) Presence
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC
Do these issues align with your needs?
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Christhmus (Christopher Chu) Presence
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC

7 Endorsements

Camara Meri Rajabari
Camara Meri Rajabari
Marriage & Family TherapistMALMFT
I have enjoyed working with Christmus Presence as a trusted colleague and collaborator. She has a proven track record as a liberation-oriented clinician and community advocate.
Deborah Yarock
Deborah Yarock
Marriage & Family TherapistMALMFT
Christhmus Presence is a warm, creative, and highly intuitive person, I have had the pleasure of co- creating with these last few years. A beautiful soul!
Mae Petti
Mae Petti
Pre-Licensed ProfessionalMSWASW
Outstanding clinician who is so empathetic and makes me feel very grounded. I was so lucky to work with them as a co-facilitator in a group setting and was able to learn so much.

Client Focus

Age

Preteen
Teen
Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Family

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Deaf Allied
Gay Allied
Immuno-disorders
Intersex Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Sex Worker Allied
Single Mother
Transgender Allied

I also speak

Basic Japanese
Intermediate Spanish

Religion

Other Spiritual or Religious Affiliations

Age

Preteen
Teen
Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Family

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Deaf Allied
Gay Allied
Immuno-disorders
Intersex Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Sex Worker Allied
Single Mother
Transgender Allied

I also speak

Basic Japanese
Intermediate Spanish

Religion

Other Spiritual or Religious Affiliations

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Brainspotting
  • Christian Counseling
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dance Movement Therapy
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Energy Psychology
  • Existential
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Gestalt
  • Honoring death, dying, & loss with ritual & nature
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Jungian
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Sandplay
  • Self reclamation of ancestral inheritance
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
  • Transpersonal
  • Trauma Focused
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like.
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Christhmus (Christopher Chu) Presence
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like.
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Christhmus (Christopher Chu) Presence
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC

Groups

Location

Primary Location

San Francisco, CA 94114

Additional Location

Los Angeles, CA 90012

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Offering Telehealth for BIPOC Teens-to-Elders, plus Families & Partnerships with 1 or more BIPOC in regular attendance. Scroll for details.
Photo of Christhmus (Christopher Chu) Presence, MA, AMFT, APCC, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Christhmus (Christopher Chu) Presence
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC
"
Offering Telehealth for BIPOC Teens-to-Elders, plus Families & Partnerships with 1 or more BIPOC in regular attendance. Scroll for details.
Photo of Christhmus (Christopher Chu) Presence, MA, AMFT, APCC, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Christhmus (Christopher Chu) Presence
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC