Pronouns: (she/her)

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Dr. Barbara Christian, PsyD, LMFT, EMDR, CSAT

Long Beach Therapist

Areas I Specialize In:

  • Partner Relational & Betrayal Trauma
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sexual Offending Behavior
  • Anxiety, Stress, and Overwhelm
  • Depression, Low Mood, Lack of Joy
  • Partner-Relational Issues like communication, intimacy, and connection
  • Overwhelming Emotions and Thoughts

Have you recently discovered that your partner has been unfaithful?

As a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, I have had extensive experience supporting people through difficult times. I am trained in sex addiction therapy and partner relational and betrayal trauma. I know how to help you move through and past these events you are experiencing. I am trained in EMDR to help you process and move beyond trauma.

I know everyone has challenges in their life. My experience, expertise, and variety of training give me the tools and skills to explore solutions that work for you. I provide a safe and healthy environment where you can ask for help with these challenges. In a non-judgmental and supportive therapy setting, we can work together to help you overcome your problems and deal with life’s situations.

Education & Training

  • Psy.D Marriage and Family Therapist Degree 2014 Chicago School of Professional Psychology
  • Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology Degree, Antioch University
  • Training with The Association of Partners of Sex Addicts Trauma Specialists. APSATS.
  • Suicide Prevention
  • EMDR
When Will I Get Better?

Therapy is often a long-term commitment. It is a commitment you make to yourself. Your involvement and dedication to the process is crucial. As is my approach to making this a safe and comfortable environment for you while introducing techniques and interventions to use towards your struggles. Let’s take a moment to focus on the fact that you are here and how proud it makes you.

What will therapy be like?

As your therapist, I will collaborate with you by observing, assessing and determining what will best help you and fits your needs. Through building a stable relationship and the creation of a safe and comfortable environment, I will introduce techniques and interventions that can help you through your struggles.

How often should I come?

In most cases, we will start out with once a week and increase if appropriate. Every few months we will re-evaluate to determine if a decreased frequency is necessary.