Christal-Joi Whitaker, MA, LMFT

Marriage and Family therapist

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Alumni of: Pepperdine University
Given name: Christai-Joi
Family Name: Whitaker
Honorific Suffix: Psychotherapist
Job Title: Marriage and Family therapist
License: MFC 50720, BBS of California
Affiliation: Savant Care
Phone number: 650 690 2DOC (362)
Fax number: 650 590 4938
Languages: English



  • 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

Worked at

  • 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

Christal-Joi 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-Joi 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-Joi has a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University and postgraduate training in the impact of early childhood trauma on brain development.