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Beachside Counseling is a boutique virtual private practice providing teletherapy services to individuals and couples throughout California. We are a values-based practice that prioritizes compassion, empathy, and unconditional positive regard in our work with clients and with each other. The mission of the practice is to help all clients find hope, healing, and happiness while working through barriers from the past and present that hold them back from their ideal life.
Founded in 2021 by Christine Tomasello, LMFT, Beachside Counseling was created to provide high-quality, accessible therapy services to various communities and populations throughout the state and strives to be a safe and inclusive therapy space for all clients. We are a self-pay practice that offers full rate, “pay what you can” rates, and Open Path rates to clients in financial need to ensure our services are accessible to a variety of socioeconomic statuses.
Christine identifies as a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) and specializes in grief & loss, life transitions, fellow HSPs, and therapy for therapists. She combines an inclusive, trauma-informed approach with a strengths-based and psychodynamic lens in her clinical work, and integrates aspects of narrative therapy, attachment theory, CBT, ACT, SFBT, and DBT in her interventions. Beachside Counseling supports ongoing development for all therapists and encourages Associate Therapists to explore various modalities and theories as they develop their clinical skills to see what orientations work best for their clinical practice.
How do I know if I need therapy or not?My response to this question is simple - If you’re wondering if therapy would be helpful, it’s probably time to find a therapist. But, if you’re still wondering if therapy would be helpful, here are some other signs that therapy might be what you need right now: • You feel “stuck” or paralyzed • You don’t feel happy or fulfilled in life • You’re struggling to function in your daily life • You want to change certain patterns that don’t work for you • You want your life to be different but aren’t sure where to start • You’ve recently experienced a big loss and are having trouble coping • You are facing a big loss or a major life change and want extra support • You feel empty, unsure of yourself, or inadequateYou’re ready to make changes in your life
Will you tell me what I need to do?My role as your therapist is not to tell you what to do - it’s to act as a guide as we explore: • What you want to heal • Changes you want to make • What's holding you back right now • Small steps you can make that will lead to big changes.
What if there are some things I don’t want to talk about?Our therapy sessions are intended to be your safe space to explore what’s going on in your life - you get to decide what we do and don’t talk about. If there are certain topics that you don’t want to get into, I will honor that and respect your boundary.
Will we be able to meet over the computer?Yes — Beachside Counseling is currently providing services solely via teletherapy. We anticipate returning to in-person services in our office at some point, but we do not have a specific timeframe at this time.
Do you work with people who live outside of the San Diego or Sonoma County area?Yes, absolutely. Thanks to the option of teletherapy, we are able to offer services to anybody residing in California. Because of state licensing restrictions, we are only able to see clients who reside in California and who are located in Califorina at the time of the session.
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To apply for our Associate therapist position, please use the buttons below to complete our Therapist Application form and submit your cover letter, resume, desired salary, and ideal schedule to us at email@example.com.