Christine Tomasello


Christine Tomasello


Telehealth Available
Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LMFT
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: My fee is $145 per session and I can offer a reduced fee for those in financial need. I do not accept insurance, but I can provide a super bill for possible insurance reimbursement.
Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability


Petaluma, California 94952

My Approach to Helping

*Accepting new clients - Daytime + Evening Appointments Available* If you're tired of struggling or feeling misunderstood, I'm here to help. Life can be hard sometimes, especially when you are a sensitive person who struggles to find the right support. Things like grief, loss, relationship challenges, and major life changes can leave you feeling anxious, depressed, and like you're stuck in a cycle of stress and overwhelm. You deserve to find hope, healing, happiness, and peace of mind, and you don't have to face these things alone.

I'm a sensitivity expert who supports Highly Sensitive People (HSPs), empaths, and other sensitive types to help you work through painful emotions like shame, self-doubt, and low self-esteem to increase your self-compassion and self-acceptance, find joy in your life, and embrace the innate gifts your sensitive nature gives you.

I also specialize in grief and loss, major life transitions, and therapy for fellow therapists, and am passionate about supporting people who are in the tender intersection of sensitivity and grief. I use a collaborative, client-centered, and strength-based approach to help you discover the gifts in your sensitivity, explore the things that are making life harder than it needs to be, and build the tools to start getting your sensitive needs met. I believe that small shifts can create big, positive, sustainable changes, and can help you start identifying the tiny things you can do differently.

More Info About My Practice

At this time, I am only providing teletherapy services and am accepting clients who are located throughout CA.

How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist

I also identify as a Highly Sensitive Person and struggled to feel understood for a long time. It wasn't until I learned more about my own sensitivities that I could truly understand what my unique needs were and how to get them met from the people who were important to me in my life. If you're struggling to feel understood and constantly feel like nobody "gets" you, please reach out. I'm here for you.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    I work with adults who have experienced a loss and are struggling with the grieving process, as well as HSPs, individuals who are struggling with a major life change, and people who want to increase their self-esteem and sense of self. I also provide therapy for other therapists, and help fellow clinicians feel safe in the client role to work through their own issues that they struggle with.

Industries & Communities Served

  • Self-Employed and Freelance Professionals
  • LGBTQ+

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Attachment Issues
  • Breakup
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Depression
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Identity Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Love
  • Shame
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Adlerian Psychology / Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

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