Christopher (Chris) France
Marriage Family Therapist Trainee in Practicum
510-496-6002 Ext. 7
“Step into the fire of self-discover. This fire will not burn you, it will only burn what you are not.” —Mooji
Chris began his movement towards becoming a psychotherapist through his discovery of a Reiki practice. He brings 10+ years to his own spiritual growth. It has been through this work that he discovered the impact one can have by providing healing to another. He approaches struggles from a multiple angle lens and believes that providing support a person can work through their problems and grow. Because of his training in Reiki, Chris is quite attuned to the energy of a room and use this knowledge to facilitate his work with clients.
Chris brings a humanistic approach to his work with clients. He remains present and curious. His perspective is that pain is something that informs us that something has gone wrong. He thinks of suffering as the replaying of that pain in our minds and through our bodies. Healing happens when one moves past the suffering and helps the mind and body re-align with itself.
Once the client feels supported and trusting of their relationship Chris uses holistic techniques to help the client contact their process. Besides talk therapy Chris may include both transpersonal and somatic interventions such as expressive arts, guided meditation and somatic tracking and regulation.
Chris is working with, and has interest, in the following issues that clients may bring to therapy:
Spiritual Dilemmas and Growth
Chris France is currently a trainee in practicum and student at John F. Kennedy University, Pleasant Hill, CA. He is in the Holistic Counseling Program, Transpersonal Psychology focus. He is supervised by Sarah Henley, LMFT License#86122
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