Christine Frazita
 
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Scientific and compassionate counseling for individuals and couples, consultation for clinicians and training for organizations.

 
 
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SPECIALIZATIONS

 
 

After so many years of practicing psychotherapy, I remain incredibly enthusiastic about cognitive - behavioral therapy. CBT is a form of therapy that is active, collaborative, and goal-oriented. Therapist and client work together to understand the role that thoughts, beliefs, emotions, and behaviors play in the client’s problems and struggles. In addition to support and insight, CBT offers clients specific strategies, skills and tools that they can use to make changes, relieve their suffering, and achieve their goals.

 

I have a passionate interest in the intersection between the science of the mind and the art of psychotherapy. In the last decade, there has been an explosion of knowledge into the workings of the mind, the neurological underpinnings of emotions and behaviors, and the complex connections between the body and the mind. Research in these areas has enhanced my CBT work in many ways, including giving myself and my clients a better understanding of the physiological and emotional reactions involved in anxiety, depression, stress, addictions and relationship problems. This understanding informs and supports practices such as mindfulness meditation, relaxation techniques, and other body-mind strategies that I use with my clients, along with the more traditional CBT tools that focus on changing thoughts and behaviors.


 

Areas of expertise include: - Anxiety disorders, including OCD, PTSD, generalized anxiety disorder and worry, social anxiety, panic, and phobias - Stress, including stress related medical conditions such as migraines, IBS, as well as increasing resiliency and improving performance under stress - Depression and mood disorders - Anger problems - Addictions -Procrastination - ADHD - Relationship and communication problems - Parenting issues - Life transitions.

 
 
 
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ABOUT CHRISTINE

 
 

EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Christine graduated UC Berkeley in 1984, with a Master’s Degree in Social Work, and became licensed in California in 1987. She is a diplomat  of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, and certified by them as an expert Cognitive and Behavioral Therapist.  Christine has been certified by the Behavioral Therapy Training Institute to treat OCD.  She also has completed intensive training in Mindfulness-based Mind Fitness - a trauma-sensitive approach to training organizations in stress resilience and performance enhancement.

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE

Christine has held senior positions in both inpatient and outpatient psychiatric mental health clinics, hospitals, schools, and employee assistance programs. 

Her practice includes on-going training in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), dialectic behavior therapy (DBT), mindfulness based Cognitive Therapy (MCBT), mindfulness meditation, stress reduction methodologies, and the neuropsychology of emotions. Christine brings this full circle through an on-going committement to supervising interns, medical residents, consulting, and teaching. Christine continues to study and practice mindfulness meditation.

PSYCHOTHERAPY AND CONSULTING PRACTICE

Christine offers individual and couple’s therapy to adults, adolescents,  and consultation and mentoring to professionals. She has extensive working knowledge of psychiatric medications and dedication to collaborating with prescribing psychiatrists.

TRAINING AND TEACHING FOR ORGANIZATIONS

Christine trains groups and organizations, from small groups of parents, healthcare providers or teachers to large businesses, in cutting-edge, science based resilience and performance techniques. In solo training, and through her affiliation with Avenir Coaching, she is available to support groups in brain-body health and wellbeing.

Christine also teaches Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to mental health clinicians in an effort to disseminate evidence-based services to more clients, who all deserve the best practices in their treatment.

AFFILIATIONS

Ms Frazita is an active member of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy, the International Association of Cognitive Therapy, the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, the National Association of Social Workers and the International OCD Foundation.

 

 
People who do not see their choices do not believe they have choices. They tend to respond automatically, blindly influenced by their circumstances and conditioning. Mindfulness, by helping us notice our impulses before we act, gives us the opportunity to decide whether to act and how to act.
— Gil Fransdal
 

 

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APPOINTMENTS AND CONTACT INFORMATION

 
 

OFFICE LOCATIONS:

Christine Frazita, LCSW
1947 Divisidero Street Third Floor, Suite 4
San Francisco, CA 94115

Avenir Coaching
2059 Camden Ave No. 111
San Jose, CA 95124

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APPOINTMENTS:

Scheduled appointments are available Monday through Thursday. My professional fees are $185 / 50 minute session. I have some capacity for sliding scale. I don’t bill insurance companies directly, however I am happy to provide you with an invoice that you can submit for reimbursement.

I accept credit card payments.

 

 

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INITIAL CONSULTATION & CONTACT:

My phone number is 415-931-5279. Please call or email cfrazita@me.com to make an appointment for an initial consultation.