I care deeply about helping people reduce negative thinking patterns and discover individualized ways to increase self-care skills.

Our Team

Christopher Sanchez Lascurain, LCSW

Location

Licensed In

CA

Approach

Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-i), Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), Motivational interviewing (MI), Strengths-based, Solution-focused, Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)

Therapy Style

I care deeply about helping people reduce negative thinking patterns and discover individualized ways to increase self-care skills to manage stress, anxiety, and depression.

My clinical training focused on providing psychotherapy for marginalized populations utilizing trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), which identify the effects on traumatic stress of individuals. I have worked for social service agencies engaging students/young adults/parents in individual psychotherapy who experienced severe cases of mental illness. I utilized trauma-informed care and wellness techniques to help them navigate through social systems (community, school, mental health, career, housing, substance abuse), to decrease stress and increase positive self-esteem.

Education

MSW - Clinical Social Work, University of Southern California

BA - Communication Studies (Minor in Child Development), California State University Northridge

MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction)

Telehealth for Mental Health Professionals

License Number and State

CA 100908

Pronouns

he/his

What are you interests outside of work?

Reading/learning, exercising, eating healthy foods, and practice self-care skills daily.

What would you say to someone who was nervous to begin their mental health journey?

I would share with them my journey with connecting to mindfulness. I was nervous that my style was wrong and learned that it is ok to like different types of meditation. I would tell the person that it is a normal feeling to be nervous, and as long as you are open with your support, the feelings will get better. Also they need to know that they always have a choice in their sessions and I would encourage them to advocate for themselves.