James M. Christensen, Registered Associate MFT

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Why do we hurt the ones we love?

******* Why does passion fade in long-term relationships? How do we bring it back? Why do we feel like we're walking on eggshells? How do we learn to communicate honestly? Why do we feel so much resentment? How do we become more capable of love? ******* I am a father of four, a military veteran, and a devoted husband of 21 years. I love music, gardening, travel, and the great outdoors. My approach builds on the work of David Schnarch, Ellyn Bader, and Jennifer Finlayson-Fife. ******* Phone: 916-292-8920 email: james.m.christensen@gmail.com. ******* Regulatory information: James Christensen, California Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #126387, employed by the Center for Psychotherapy, Spirituality and Creativity of Sonoma, California, is supervised by Israel Perla PhD, LMFT 43965. ******** Fee: $120 per session, sliding scale available, I do not accept insurance. Individual therapy: I work primarily with couples, but also accept individual clients on a case-by-case basis.
James Christensen
Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Couples Counseling
  • Internal Family Systems
  • Differentiation-based Marriage Therapy


  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Differentiation-Based
  • Family/Marital Therapy
  • Family Systems
  • Schnarch Crucible


  • 50 minute session: $80 - $120
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