Christal Whitaker, MA, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist (MFC 50720, BBS of California)

ALUMNI OF: Pepperdine University
LOCATION: Redondo Beach Mental Health Clinic, CA

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  • Complex Trauma
  • PTSD
  • Chemical dependency and addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Self-esteem issues
  • First responders
  • Victims of crime
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Grief & loss
  • Life transitions
  • Divorce
  • Mental illness
  • Stress

Work experience

  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
  • Family Systems and Child Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Trauma-Focused- Cognitive-behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
  • Addiction Therapy
  • Accelerated Depth Psychotherapy

In-Network Insurance

Anthem Blue Cross of California
Blue Shield of California (We are not in-network with Blue Shield Covered California)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Alignment Health
Optum Behavorial Health

Christal utilizes a holistic approach to therapy, offering her clients a safe and open space to help them identify various parts in their lives which are lacking integration.

Habitual patterns of thoughts and behaviors may result in chronic anxiety, depression, anger, insomnia, poor self-image, chemical dependency, and a number of unhealthy impulses. These patterns form our experiences, our temperaments, our relationships, our trauma, and are often unobserved. She believes that with awareness and time, we can increase our tolerance level to external stimuli and allow ourselves to be more compassionate. We can actively re-wire our brains. We can tap into the wisdom of our bodies to identify “knots”, and creatively forge new and exciting paths towards liberation and lightness.

Christal is a psychotherapist with 15 years of clinical experience facilitating transformative life changes in clients. Her clients include children, adults, teens, couples, and families. Her goal is to help patients stop maintaining relationships that don’t allow them to realize their actual potential – at work, in their family lives and communities. Christal has a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University and postgraduate training in the impact of early childhood trauma on brain development.

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