Eating Disorders

"My worst days in recovery are better than the best days in relapse." - Kate Le Page

While eating, self-starving, or binging and/or purging do you feel comforted, relieved, or like you are in more control? Recovery is not just an elusive concept, it's a viable option and you've come to the right place.

Mood Problems

"If I can't feel, if I can't move, if I can't think, and I can't care, then what conceivable point is there in living?" - Kay Redfield Jamison

At the bottom of any un-climbable mountain there is a passage way through; at the edge of any apparent abyss there is a turning point made in the shape of your footstep.

Relationship Conflict

"Having someone wonder where you are when you don't come home at night is a very old human need." - Margaret Mead

Would you like to understand more about your own feelings and increase your availability for the feelings of others? Turning Point Psychotherapy can help.

Turning Point Psychotherapy

Turning Point Psychotherapy for you and your relationships.

When you have stress, anxiety, depression or, conflict in your relationships Turning Point Psychotherapy in downtown Santa Cruz  or by the Cabrillo College in Aptos provides results-oriented counseling and tools to help you shift your perspective and eliminate habits you no longer want or need.

Unlike traditional talk-therapy options, Turning Point Psychotherapy helps you achieve profound life-long change from the very first session.

When a game-changing moment presents itself, one thing is for sure: those who take advantage of it and dive right in to participate are most likely to benefit. They are also most likely to be a good fit for Turning Point Psychotherapy.

I use an approach verified by advancements in neuroscience.  I rely on methods that consider symptom coherence.  From that lens, I can predictably and methodically help you secure that deeply felt, profound and lasting change you seek.

Have you been struggling with something you just can’t seem to get past, no matter what you try? When you reach out for our professional help, your life experience can take a turn for the better, and stay better.  My passion is to help you reach that turning point.

Perhaps you can imagine moving beyond the cycle of no change to small change after small change. Perhaps you can imagine a “cut to the chase” in therapy.

EMDR,  and Coherence Therapy are just few examples of such notably effective approaches to the wellness you may enjoy. They are more commonly known as “Power Therapies” versus conventional talk therapy.

These approaches  rely on established protocols that produce consistent results. I’ve built Turning Point Psychotherapy primarily on their effectiveness.

After an initial assessment, we focus on facilitating  awareness of unrealized, primary beliefs and constructs of meaning and feeling that are responsible for the symptom or problem at hand.

These power therapies leverage your own innate ability for rapid identification and alteration of  unconscious reasons for keeping  symptoms in place.

Turning Point Psychotherapy Treats:

  •  generalized anxiety,
  • manic depression,
  • obsessive-compulsive thinking and behavior,
  • eating disorders including bulimia and binge eating,
  • and last but not least, post traumatic stress disorder.
  • attachment disorders in adults and adolescents

All these and more can be eliminated with Turning Point Psychotherapy adjunct to or without medication.

If you are challenged by unwanted thoughts, feelings or behaviors, please email me or call to schedule an initial 15 minute consultation at no charge.

“Turning Point Psychotherapy offers competent, ethical, therapeutic care.  Over the past 15 years I’ve helped thousands of clients reach their turning points. Please don’t wait another minute.  I’d like to help.”

At Your Service,

Christine Hassell, MA, LMFT


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