Christina Weiss, LMFT, MPHC
Christina has enthusiastically spent the better part of the past 17 years in the Mental Health field including leading Clinical Outreach departments at several well-known Eating Disorder programs and has experience working as a licensed psychotherapist at all levels of care in eating disorder, addiction, and trauma treatment. Her focus has been primarily in the eating disorder field working closely with and studying under some of the pioneers in eating disorder treatment. She currently sits on the Board of the South Bay Eating Disorder Coalition, in which she helped to found in 2010, and has been instrumental in launching several IAEDP – International Association for Eating Disorder Professionals – chapters on the West Coast and the first NEDA – National Eating Disorder Association – Walk Los Angeles.
Christina received her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Business from the University of Southern California (USC) and a Master’s in Public Health Communication from Annenberg at USC where she developed several research projects looking at the impact of media on eating disorders in the adolescent population. She received her Master of Clinical Psychology, with an emphasis in Spiritual Depth, at Antioch University, which included studying Attachment theory abroad at Tavistock Institute in London. She is trained in Somatic Experiencing and EMDR which offers the opportunity to engage, complete, and resolve, in a supported way, automatic and unresolved responses of anxiety, rage, core false beliefs or trauma and relax into a growing sense of calm and safety.
Together with her clients, Christina creates a safe space to explore issues where they feel stuck. From a somatic mindfulness and client-centered perspective, she helps them uncover attachment patterns and other difficulties often at the root of suffering. She facilitates the nurturing of internal strengths within the individual to cultivate healing, self-acceptance and growth. She is encouraged by the latest research in neuroscience on attachment, trauma and eating disorders and enjoys staying abreast of all the latest developments. Being recovered herself, Christina has a passion for helping those towards their path to recovery