Christian Holmes M.A.
AMFT* Clinical Psychotherapist
Individual, Couples, and Group Therapy
Find Freedom, Joy, and Purpose
No matter what you’ve been through, no matter what you currently face, there is hope.
I know what it’s like to feel stuck. I know how it feels to be overwhelmed with fear, anger, and sadness. I know the burden of carrying pain and grief from the past.
I know, because I’ve been there, too. And I know what it’s like to overcome, heal, and rise up.
You deserve a life worth living, full of joy and free from distress. You deserve a space to become your best self. And I want to help you get there.
My name is Christian Holmes. I’m an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT) #120391 under the supervision of Mark W. Baker, Ph.D. Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #MFT19289 at La Vie Counseling Center. I provide therapy services to teens and adults here in Santa Monica and Pasadena, as well as Glendale, San Fernando Valley, Beverly Hills, San Gabriel Valley, and more through in-person and teletherapy services.
The fit between you and your therapist is everything. If you are interested in meeting me and starting your therapy journey, contact me today. Or, please feel free to explore my site, learn more about my story, and consider whether we would work well together.
Individual therapy (or counseling) is the gold-standard method for addressing a wide range of emotional, behavioral, and relational issues. Whether you are looking to overcome anxiety, break free from depression, or deepen your connections with others, individual therapy can help. Each one-on-one session is tailored to your needs, focused on your goals, and interwoven with evidence-based psychotherapy techniques. Over time, we monitor your progress and celebrate as you become the best, most actualized, version of yourself.
Couples therapy (also called couples counseling) can help get your relationship back on track. In some cases, couples therapy can help unhealthy relationships end well through healthy decoupling. But most of the time, couples therapy is all about improving the relationship, overcoming barriers to intimacy and love, and reigniting the “spark” that once was. The goal of couples therapy is for the relationship to become self-sustaining and healing – that way, your partnership can thrive without the help of a therapist.
If you are looking to boost your relational self and overcome interpersonal difficulties, consider trying group therapy. Group therapy works because humans are hardwired for connection. We thrive when we are connected, resourced, and supported by one another. The power of group therapy happens when members are able to express themselves, reflect and offer feedback to one another, and lift each other up as a team. Each session is facilitated by the therapist (that’s me!) to make sure that members have ample opportunity for growth and transformation.
“Christian has helped so much with growth and transformation. It’s clear that he is really passionate and cares deeply about what he does.”
— Christina Sanchez M.A., AMFT
“Christian is an extremely skilled and gifted therapist. He is so caring and patient.”
— Desiree Villa M.S., AMFT
“Christian is an insightful and skilled therapist. He listens well and provides meaningful support and a unique perspective.”
— Marisa Moosekian M.A., AMFT
"Christian is a wonderful and knowledgeable therapist. He has the ability to make you feel at ease right away in his presence. Christian is an excellent listener who offers words that allow me to think about my situation at hand from different angles. I always feel like the time I spend with him goes by too fast! I highly recommend working with Christian, who gently nudges me for growth potential while demonstrating compassion at the same time."
— Amanda McDaniel M.A., LMFT
"Christian has helped me to stretch my capacity for growth and has assisted me in developing new perspectives as well as learn to operate in them. In my interaction with him, I come to know that he has a big heart and passion for helping others navigate places of stuckness as well as sit with you through your pain."
— Samuel Semanda M.A., AMFT
*I am currently a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Associate working under the supervision of Dr. Mark Baker at La Vie Counseling Center.