Christine Hassell, MFT

Christine Hassell, MFT

Turning Point Psychotherapy
621 Water St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 429-2253

Wheelchair accessible

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: Coherence/Constructivist Psychotherapist and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Board Certified: Yes, California Board of Behavioral Sciences

Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 10+ years

Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 1-5

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: MA Counseling Psychology from John F. Kennedy Univ. 2000 Level II Certified Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Certified in Dialectic Behavior Therapy Certified in Advanced Hypnotherapy Emphasis on Cognitive Behavior Therapy


Eating disorders are a symptom of emotion dysregulation. Developing the ability to regulate difficult emotions through cognitive and behavioral interventions is the most fundamental aspect of the recovery process.

I do think it’s possible to recover from at eating disorder. I define recovery as:When food is no longer the axis around which ones life is organized but instead is a balanced and integral part of the whole of everyday living.

LANGUAGES: English only

POPULATIONS SERVED: Adolescents, Adults, Couples, Families, Females, GLBT, Males, Seniors

CONDITIONS TREATED: Abuse, Affective Disorders, Dissociative Disorders, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified)

TREATMENT APPROACHESCognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, Group Therapy, Hypnosis, Individual Therapy, Support Groups


FEES: Cash, Credit Cards, Personal Checks