Christhmus (Christopher Chu) Presence

Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC

Pronoun me at your pleasure

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Christhmus (Christopher Chu) Presence

Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC

Pronoun me at your pleasure

Verified by Psychology Today
3 Endorsed

Location

San Francisco, CA 94114
Offers online therapy
Other Location +

Additional Location

Los Angeles, CA 90012
Announcement icon Christhmus sees BIPOC Families, Partners, & Youth under 18, with 1 or more BIPOC in regular attendance, via telehealth. Scroll for details.

About

BIPOC: Black, Indigenous, &/or People of Color. Includes white-passing & mixed-race BIPOC. Welcome Dear Reader, whether these are first steps or a familiar return, may our steps together support your movements. I am a Chinese-American Queer, by Ancestors’ way of Guangdong Province, China. My family settled on unceded Muwekma Ohlone territory (San Francisco) 3.5 generations ago, where I was born. Since then, I have supported folx's holistic health at opposite ends of the state, nation, and globe.
Guiding pillars include Liberation-, Narrative-, Somatic-Psychologies, Trauma Therapy, Ancestral-Spiritual Practices, Expressive Arts, & more. Tools held include Meditation, EFT Tapping, Athletic Coaching, & EMDR-inspired Brainspotting. Ongoing somatic training with author & LCSW Resmaa Menakem, & psychedelic therapy training with MAPS.
My first name is pronounced like the holiday. It's spelled with an "isthmus", or "a narrow strip of land that joins two larger pieces of land". I'm big on relationships, and wordplay. My last name furthers wordplay, and invites exchange in the here-and-now. May we connect soon, and journey broadly.

Finances

  • Session Fee: $200 per session
  • Couples Session Fee: $250 per session
Pay By: American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
I am presently not accepting insurance panels, though will be happy to provide a receipt for your personal insurance reimbursement.
Email me or call with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 3 Years
  • Prelicense: California / AMFT125037
  • School: California Institute of Integral Studies
  • Year Graduated: 2020
  • Supervisor: Shawana J. Booker, LCSW
  • Supervisor License: California / LCSW29165
Presently receiving training under My Grandmother's Hands author and LCSW, Resmaa Menakem, plus psychedelic therapy training with MAPS.

Additional Credentials

  • License No. and State: 9411 Board of Behavioral Sciences
  • Certificate: EMDR-Inspired Brainspotting Clinician
  • Certificate Date: 2019

Endorsements

Marriage & Family Therapist, SEP, E-RYT, CMT, LMFT

Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT

Christhmus (Christopher Chu) Presence's Groups

Pay-As-You-May Asian Adult Teleherapy in CA

Centering Asian experiences, pandemic, & re-balancing in community amidst imbalances of society. 1 session/week, 90-minutes, 10 sessions, online video chat, CA Residents, Tuesdays 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM PST, 8-10 people, co-facilitated, ages 21+, first two weeks accepting members or until capacity reached; waitlist thereafter, donation-based. See tinyurl.com/Group4AAPI for details

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Pay-As-You-May BIPOC Adult Teleherapy in CA

*BIPOC: Black, Indigenous, &/or People of Culture--mixed race & white-passing BIPOC welcomed. Centering BIPOC experiences, pandemic, & re-balancing in community amidst imbalances of society. 1 session/week, 90-minutes, 10 sessions, online video chat, CA Residents, Tuesdays 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM PST, 8-10 people, co-facilitated, ages 21+, first two weeks accepting members or until capacity reached; waitlist thereafter, donation-based. See tinyurl.com/Group4BIPOC for details

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Location

San Francisco, CA 94114
Offers online therapy
Other Location +

Additional Location

Los Angeles, CA 90012
Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Use
  • Ancestral reclamation & inheritance; Ritual
  • Anger Management
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Career Counseling
  • Child
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Death, loss, & dying; Structural marginalization
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Eating Disorders
  • Education and Learning Disabilities
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Gambling
  • Grief
  • Hoarding
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Narcissistic Personality (NPD)
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance (ODD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Sports Performance
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Video Game Addiction
  • Weight Loss
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

I also speak: Basic Japanese and Intermediate Spanish
Faith: Other Spiritual or Religious Affiliations
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Cancer
  • Deaf Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • Immuno-disorders
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Single Mother
  • Transgender Allied
  • Vegan Allied
  • Veterans

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
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Links

My Website
Last Modified: 1 Dec 2022
Photo of Christhmus (Christopher Chu) Presence, MA, AMFT, APCC, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in San Francisco
Christhmus (Christopher Chu) Presence

Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC