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Dr. Jo Christner

Profession(s): Psychologist
License/Credential: I am a licensed professional 

About Me & My Practice

My work is rooted in deep respect for the dignity of each being. There is an inter-relationship between the body, mind and spirit and I trust the power of each person to heal.
Although we don’t choose the trauma’s that are brought our way, we do get to choose how to to cope with them in a healthy, healing way. Together, we will eplore those choices and find resources that strengthen you and help you to have a more enriched life.
Using an eclectic approach, with an emphasis on cognitive-behavioral, I consider each individual’s unique background, current situation, needs and values. I am “straight forward” and will work collaboratively with you to meet your needs and goals. I believe that a multi-dimensional, team approach is important. I refer to other professionals for a variety of issues to support you on your healing journey.

My experience is varied and extensive and has afforded me the opportunity to have worked with a variety of individuals and businesses with problems of adult life including: time management/stress related issues, geriatrics, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, trauma and it’s effects, bereavement and loss. Groups have always been an integral part of my experience. I am very active in the Group Psychotherapy Association of Southern California, having served in many Board positions, including President from 2000-2001

Concerns & Issues I Help With

  • Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addiction & Recovery
  • Addictions (Drug & Alcohol)
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety or Fears
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bereavement
  • Bipolar Disorders
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Eating Disorders
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Grief & Loss
  • Healthy Living
  • Life Purpose/Meaning/Inner-Guidance
  • Life Stages
  • Lifestyle Balance
  • Loss or Grief
  • Mental Health Conditions
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Esteem
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Trauma
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues

Services I Provide

  • Family Therapy
  • Group
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counse
  • Online and/or tele-sessions

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Seniors

Languages I Speak

  • English

Therapy Approaches I Use

  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Humanistic Psychology
  • Mindfulness Based Approaches /Also Contemplative Approaches
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Process Oriented Psychology
  • Redecision Therapy
  • Somatic Experiencing