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Christhmus Presence (Chris Chu)

Registered Associate MFT #125037

Registered Associate PCC #9411

Brainspotting Clinician

Supervised by Shawana Booker

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A Little About Me

Welcome--whether these are first steps or a familiar return, may our journey together support your movement.

I am a Chinese-American Queer, by Ancestors’ way of Guangdong Province, China. My family settled on Muwekma Ohlone territory (San Francisco) 3.5 generations ago, where I was born. Some guiding pillars include liberation psychology, narrative psychology, trauma-informed therapy, somatic psychology, spirituality, expressive arts, and more. Tools held in support of self-resourcing, clarity, and ancestral connectivity include meditation, EFT Tapping, athletic coaching, EMDR-inspired Brainspotting, and ongoing training under Resmaa Menakem, LCSW.

I human in support of connectivity, equity, and accountability. I hold masters-level education and more than 15 years combined service in holistic counseling, meditation, facilitation, and sport training. My experience traverses diverse backgrounds, populations, and geographies.

My first name is pronounced like the holiday. The spelling contains "isthmus", or "a narrow strip of land that joins two larger pieces of land", and conveys my interests in relationship, the power of words, and the winter solstice. My last name furthers holiday vibes, word play, and offers a frame to relate to self, others, light, darkness, and more.

I enjoy plants, creative expression, the power of community, and being in water.

Thank you for your interest and curiosity,

Christhmus Presence (Chris Chu)

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  • English
  • Spanish
  • Japanese
I Work With:
  • Activists
  • Adult Children of Alcoholics
  • Artists
  • Highly Sensitive People
  • Immigrants/First Generation Americans
  • Interracial/Multiheritage Couples
  • LGBTQI+
  • LGBTQI+ and Gender Expansive or Non-Binary
  • Marginalized Individuals
  • People in tech who feel marginalized
  • People of Color (POC)
  • Poly and Open Relationships
  • Sex Workers
  • Women
Types of Therapy I Do
  • Child Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Teen Therapy
My Areas of Focus
  • Adjusting to life in the SF Bay Area
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Autism, 2E+
  • Bipolar
  • Chronic Illness
  • Codependency
  • Communication and Boundaries
  • Cultural/Racial/Ethnic Identity Development
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Eating Disorders
  • Effects of Privilege and Oppression
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Gender Questioning and Transitions
  • Grief and Loss
  • Immigration and Acculturation Differences
  • Men's Issues
  • Nervous System Regulation
  • Non-ordinary Experience/Consciousness
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Parenting/Parent Coaching
  • Pregnancy/Prenatal/Postpartum
  • Psychedelic Integration
  • Psychosomatic Illness
  • PTSD
  • Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Relational Trauma
  • Self Esteem/Self Criticism
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sexual Assault/Abuse
  • Social Justice
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideas
  • Trauma
  • Women's Issues
  • Perfectionism and People-pleasing
  • Family of Origin Challenges
My Treatment Approaches
  • Brainspotting
  • Buddhist and Shamanic Spiritual Counseling
  • Cultural
  • Dance/Movement Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
  • Existential
  • Expressive Art Therapy
  • Harm Reduction
  • Humanistic
  • Mindfulness
  • Multicultural Counseling
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Sex Therapy
  • Somatic
  • Transpersonal
  • Trauma Informed


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