Christina Weiss, LMFT, MPHC
Christina has enthusiastically spent over 17 years in mental health: leading clinical outreach at eating disorder programs, working as a licensed therapist at all levels of care in eating disorder, addiction and trauma treatment, and working closely with and studying under pioneers in the eating disorder treatment field. Christina received her undergraduate degree in psychology and business from University of Southern California and a master’s degree in public health communications from Annenberg at USC where she researched the impact of media on eating disorders in adolescents. She received her master’s degree in clinical psychology, with an emphasis in spiritual depth, at Antioch University, studying attachment theory at Tavistock Institute in London. She is trained in somatic experiencing and eye movement desensitization & reprocessing (EMDR). Christina currently sits on the board of the South Bay Eating Disorder Coalition, which she helped found in 2010. She was instrumental in launching several International Association for Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP) chapters on the West Coast and the first National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA) Walk in Los Angeles. 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.