Christina Matso

Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MA, MFT

Verified by Psychology Today
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(424) 235-1758

Christina Matso

Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MA, MFT

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

2100 N Sepulveda Blvd
Suite 34
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(424) 235-1758

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About

I enjoyed very much my post licensure work at a family institute. Whether working with a child, an adolescent, an adult, a dyad or the whole family, I will initially focus on the person suffering the most. Based on the presenting symptom, I may do brief crisis intervention to stabilize a situation until an individual's underlying issue has been crystallized. The life issue causing depression, anxiety, and fears will then be addressed in more depth. My approach is to assist people in their own healing, maximizing on their own strengths and resources.
My thesis in my Ph.D graduate work focused on Women's Cravings: A Search for Fulfillment. In groups and individual work with women, I have gained insight to women's issues with food, and how deeply related these issues are to our self-esteem.
I am a European immigrant, straddling several cultures for many years. I have an intimate understanding of the losses families experience leaving their country of birth. The desire for a sense of belonging is innate in all of us as we continue searching, growing, learning and finding new opportunities.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $90 - $100
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Anthem
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • License: California / MFC23056
  • School: Ryokan College - Ph.D
  • Year Graduated: 1997

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: California Assoc. of Marriage,Family Therapists
  • Certificate Date: 1989
  • Certificate: CSUDH / MA
  • Certificate Date: 1982

Location

2100 N Sepulveda Blvd
Suite 34
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(424) 235-1758

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Relationship Issues
  • Child
  • Parenting
Issues
  • Addiction
  • Adoption
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Career Counseling
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Eating Disorders
  • Education and Learning Disabilities
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Gender identity issues
  • Grief
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Coaching
  • Narcissistic Personality (NPD)
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance (ODD)
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transgender
  • Video Game Addiction
  • Weight Loss
Mental Health
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Toddler
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Narrative
  • Play Therapy
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Nearby Areas

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Last Modified: 26 Jun 2020
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Christina Matso

Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MA, MFT