2401 Stanwell Drive

Suite 460, Office #2

Concord CA, 94520



Tel: (925) 338-1556

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© 2019 by Donna Christianson, MA, AMFT #101873

Supervised by Kathleen Benitez, LCSW #17747

Practicing through the auspices of Grateful Heart Holistic Therapy Center, a nonprofit organization providing affordable counseling & psychotherapy services to adults, children & adolescents, couples and families throughout the greater San Francisco Bay Area.

Donna Christianson
Psychotherapy Services
Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

I specialize in adults and children, between the ages of 12 to 18 and a wide variety of  concerns.

I work with couples who are struggling to communicate and who are in need of conflict resolution support, no matter the phase of life they are in. Couples that are struggling no matter the phase of life they are in. 

Group therapy is a process with a strong potential for healing. Groups are typically 12 weeks long unless there is an ongoing need.

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My Approach

My approach is rooted in holistic healing and personal empowerment. I incorporate relational models, somatic techniques, dream work, mindfulness, and transpersonal, existential and integral approaches.. I also use more structured modalities which include Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), the Gottman Method and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT).

About me

I am a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #101873 working at Grateful Heart Holistic Therapy Center.  I provide a free, 20-minute initial consultation over the phone for those interested in a session.

Getting Help

My therapeutic focus includes a wide variety of issues such as anger management, depression, anxiety, loneliness, addiction, life transitions, adoption, divorce, helping teens navigate adolescence, eating issues, self-esteem, relationship issues, conflict, domestic violence, conflict in couples, communication,  boundary setting, personal acceptance and visibility and acknowledgment.









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