My Approach

My approach is rooted within the notion that we have access to healing and empowerment which incorporates holistic, relational, behavioral and attachment modalities. I have a great respect for those I work with and strive to provide a safe environment for your journey.

In facilitating your process I will draw from:

  • Humanistic Psychotherapy

  • Transpersonal Psychology

  • Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS)

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

  • Mindfulness 

  • Integral Psychotherapy 

  • The Diamond Heart Approach

  • The Hakomi Method

  • Somatic Psychotherapy

  • Existential Therapy

  • Jungian Psychology

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • The Gottman Method 

  • Emotional Focused Therapy (EFT)

  • Dreamwork and Symbolism

  • Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)

What to expect during a session with me

I approach the therapeutic relationship from a humanistic stance which means unconditional positively accepting who client's are and what they bring into the session. Safety within the room and withing the relationship is paramount. When we feel safe to be who we are, we can start to heal the parts of our souls that is aching from pain. 


This is your time and you have every right to decide how to use it. I always include my clients in the planning of their own treatment process. We will work on what is most important to you. 

Sometimes it takes a village to heal our hearts.

2401 Stanwell Drive

Suite 460, Office #2

Concord CA, 94520


Tel: (925) 338-1556

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© 2020 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.