Barbara Christian


Barbara Christian


Professions: Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist
License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision. Supervisor: Duane Osterlind, LMFT 44567
Primary Credential: AMFT - 105986
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: $150 per session.
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability


6695 E. Pacific Coast Highway
Suite 135
Long Beach, California 90803

My Approach to Helping

Everyone has challenges in their life. My experience, expertise, and variety of training help me assist you in finding the tools and building skills to explore solutions. I provide a safe and healthy environment where you can ask for help with these challenges. In a nonjudgmental and supportive therapy setting we can work together to help you overcome your problems and deal with life's situations. Addiction and its affects on those around you can be difficult to deal with; allow me to assist you in your journey.

More Info About My Practice

Novus Mindful Life Institute accepts many forms of payment, including cash, check and major credit cards. For information on insurance that we accept, please contact the office.

My Role as a Therapist

My role as a therapist is help you find solutions. I do this through building awareness of possible solutions to difficult situations. I am here as a supportive guide, teaching you tools and skills so you can make your own decisions.

How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist

In my own life I have had many experiences, both positive and negative. I understand imperfect family dynamics, relational issues, and the importance of developing skills to deal with life's situations. My life experiences have equipped me to better understand other's struggles and challenges.

Services I Provide

  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Victims & Survivors of Sex Trafficking

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sex Addiction
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Collaborative Couple Therapy (CCT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
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