Christian Rider, B.A., M.A., AMFT #123805

The theories that have resonated with Christian in his studies are family systems, psychodynamics, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and mindfulness theory. Christian has developed a strong repertoire of evidenced-based interventions such as breathing exercises, guided imagery, and other grounding techniques aimed at attuning the mind and body. He has a strong desire to do transformational work with adolescents and young adults and to help them overcome their struggles. Christian values taking an eclectic therapeutic approach when working with clients to address their individual needs.

Christian earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from California Lutheran University and a Master’s in Counseling Psychology with specializations in Marriage and Family Therapy, and the assessment and intervention of trauma. He is currently pursing a certificate in Trauma Stress Studies from the Trauma Research Foundation. Christian was a therapist at CLU Community Counseling Services in Westlake Village and a Resident Assistant at CLU Thousand Oaks, where he worked closely with young adults of various cultural backgrounds. His interests include hiking, running, playing music, kickboxing, table tennis, reading, and building with Legos. Christian enjoys how running can be competitive and meditational at the same time and has been a long-distance runner since high school.

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