Christine Kurata

Certified Practitioner since November 2021

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In all phases of life, we face constant change and unexpected circumstances. Even for those who are strongly independent and resilient, life can be overwhelming at times. Therapy can be a space to explore the parts that feel uncertain and unmanageable, and identify where you want to go from here. Building the foundation for growth in therapy starts by creating a safe, genuine space where people can feel heard, understood, and valued for the person they are. I believe that people can foster long-term growth through understanding their journey, connecting with their true emotions, and empowering choice with authenticity.

My approach promotes curiosity to help clients recognize where unhelpful patterns exist, understand the roots, and unload what is not helpful. When more than talk-therapy is needed, I use neuroscience-based methods such as Havening, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy), and Art Therapy to help clients release the weight of the past.

 These types of processes facilitate integration of self through deep exploration of memories, thoughts, and emotions, which empower fundamental healing in the brain, nervous system, and emotional regulation. Transformation develops through processing focused on neuroplasticity—the brain’s ability to change throughout life. This can help support new ways of living that are in sync with who you are and who you'd like to become.

These modalities have extensive research and are proven as highly effective treatments for individuals dealing with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), complex trauma, abuse, depression, grief and loss, and anxiety. I am also trained in Interpersonal Psychotherapy, an attachment and communication-based modality that focuses on symptoms, interpersonal relationships, and social supports.

As your therapist, my purpose is to hold the space and honor your journey with you. I am passionate about working with individuals to find long-term restorative healing. Together, we can explore all the roots, the layers, and how you want to grow.

Areas of specialization

Anxiety, Panic attacks, Depression, Exam nerves, Low self-confidence, Low self-esteem, Post-traumatic stress disorder, Relationship issues, Relaxation, Insomnia, Stress, Adolescents, Self-Belief, Self-Development, Shyness, Confidence, Empowerment


913 E. Walnut Street, Pasadena, CA 91106
Telehealth (California)