About Christina

MA, AMFT, PPSC, IMF 92213

Clinical Group: S.C. Bailey 47071

Meet Christina

After experiencing the death of her father as a nine-year-old, Christina searched for meaningful ways of expression. Her personal journey paved the way for her professional experience later in life. Christina facilitated counseling groups and Guided Visualization focused on psychoneuroimmunology with cancer patients and care-givers. She also has extensive experience working directly with adolescents & teens and speaks to parents in local schools on the topic of parenting through Mindfulness-Based Family Life Skills.

Currently, she continues her practice with Mindful Schools, UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center and attends trainings and seminars through Insight LA, Compassion LA and Against The Stream. Trained as a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Teens (MBSR-T) facilitator, Christina provides these courses throughout the south bay for our tweens and teens. 

She is the Director of Student Life at Rolling Hills Preparatory and Renaissance Schools in the Palos Verdes area where she guides and serves the school community in all areas related to student wellness. Christina is the mother of two teenage boys and has lived in the South Bay with her family for over twenty years. She is deeply committed to a balanced family life and hopes to share her personal journey and professional experience with the South Bay Community.

My Approach & Values

At the core of my work is creating a balanced life through Mindfulness-Based Life Skills which include raising your awareness, guided practices, self-compassion, and gratitude. Cultivating a lifestyle that is supportive takes work, dedication, and commitment. I support clients throughout this journey with individuals and families.

Unique to my work is the ability to come to your home. In the event you are unable to come to the office due to a disability or other life circumstance, please do let me know. Please note, this service may not be available in all situations.

My Experience

  • Christina volunteers with residential teen mindfulness retreats and attends workshops and retreats for her own self-care and wellness
  • Volunteered in the autism community through Los Angeles Families for Effective Autism Treatment (LAFeat.org) for many years
  • Was on the LAFeat Board, supporting newly diagnosed families
  • Over 30 years experience working with children and families in various capacities in both public and private schools. 

My Education

  • Masters degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University
  • Credentials in School Counseling and Psychology from Loyola Marymount University
  • Trained Behavior Analyst
  • Trained Mindfulness Educator

I work with Individuals, Families, & Groups

Individual Therapy

Family Therapy

Group Workshops

Testimonials

Christina Morse has been a great resource for our students at Rolling Hills Prep and Renaissance schools. When we had a sudden loss in our faculty, she was at our school as a grief counselor and many of our students appreciated her calming and gentle presence. She came back again for our 9th grade seminar to do a Mindfulness workshop, where she did a few exercises inside and outside of the classroom. One comment from a student said, “It helped clear our minds and relaxed me before studying.” Christina’s work with our students has been so helpful and valuable by giving them strategies on mindfulness and stress reduction. We will be inviting her again to do more mindfulness workshops with our students.

Emilie Padua Douglas, School Counselor and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Coordinator

You could talk to Ms. Christina about anything and everything and exactly how you feel. She is very nice! She helps me with a lot of things, especially things that happened at school and I feel like I could easily just talk to Ms. Christina about everything. She makes me feel very calm. She has really helped me to deal with my dad and mom’s divorce.

Lady E, Age 11, Redondo Beach

Christina presented a mindfulness workshop at the private school I used to work at and it was an amazing event. She took a room full of stressed out parents and professionals (myself included!) and taught us how to breathe and calm our minds. She offers her insights and wisdom in a warm and easily accessible way and gives real action steps to improving your life. I highly recommend bringing Christina into your orbit, whether it's personal or professional. She's a real gem!

Cory Zacker, Virtual Assistant

Christina Morse is equally at ease in discussion with teens or their parents. Her calm demeanor allows conversation to flow and her use of mindful fullness techniques provide skills for later use.

Randi Sher, Religious School Director, Temple Menorah, 2017

Our 16 year old son was beginning to shut down and had stopped talking to us. In family therapy, Christina was able to work with us in a way that made everyone feel heard, leading us through difficult conversations while still keeping trust and safety within our family. I recommend Christina for any family that might be struggling through some life transitions.

Mary, Torrance

Christina facilitated a parent education evening focusing on Mindful Parenting. She balanced her presentation with information on mindfulness research, experiential learning and group discussion. Her ability to identify and connect as a parent herself helped out parents to value her experience and expertise.

Michelle Gallagher Carr, Long Beach

I was referred to Christina by one of the school parents when I was looking to find a counselor/therapist to help my daughter adjust with my divorce with her father. I needed someone comforting, trusting, and understanding who could connect with my daughter to ease the pain and anxiety for this life event at such a young age. What may have started out as looking for a helping hand for my daughter due to divorce has developed into finding a coach and mentor for my daughter who has extended beyond to teach her how to handle difficult situations, communicate effectively and much more (life skills!). I can’t say enough about Christina and both my daughter and I feel very lucky to have found her and would highly recommend to anyone who is going through all walks of life.

Mama J., Redondo Beach

 

Christina has been a welcome addition to our goal of helping our daughter with social and personal issues - She has a clear understanding of the issues families and children face and has a calm, understanding manner. Her in-home counseling, allows our daughter to feel comfortable while being coached in her own home. Christina has deep knowledge of what children are facing every day in the world.

Jennifer, Long Beach

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310-938-1454

Redondo Beach, California 90277

christinamorsemft@gmail.com