Therapist

María Cristina Borges, MFT & CoachVerified

María Cristina Borges- Somatic Therapy & Coaching

Accepting New Patients!

Online SessionsHablo EspañolSupport/Service Animals Allowed

Practice Information

725 Washington Street Oakland CA 94607
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Pronouns

She/Her/Hers

Gender

Female

Sexual Orientation

Office Hours

Tue4-8
Fri10-6

Licensure & Certification

License TitleMFT
Licensed InCalifornia
License Number77406

Education

MA Counseling Psychology- Somatic PsychologyCalifornia Institute of Integral Studies
  • Welcome Message

    Hola, my name is María Cristina. I’m a Boricua therapist and Coach. Latinx folks, immigrants, people of color, healers, artists, students, activists, and parents tend to seek me for support with stress and trauma and its impact on their relationships, health and life purpose. They want a space where the intersections of their identities are held and their stories honored. I have experience working with the process of acculturation, loss, how oppression shows in the body, anxiety, depression, trauma, creative blocks, sexuality, and parenting.

    As a somatic therapist, my work is grounded in different mind-body approaches and expressive arts modalities. I'm guided by the understanding that adverse experiences can have lasting impact in our lives and that socio-cultural context and intersecting identities have as much influence as early childhood experiences. Patriarchy, racism, capitalism, and colonialism shape us and are root causes of trauma. I work to bring into awareness all these different lenses and integrate different healing modalities using play, movement, creativity, and insight. I truly believe in the healing power of therapy. At the same time, I want this healing space to be grounded in justice. It is my commitment to break the barriers often created between these two and I strive for therapy to be a space where we can address how oppression shapes us and emerge from it with more joy, power, and balance.

    My passion is to accompany you in the search for more aliveness. I'd love to hear your story and support you in creating a more joyful life. My therapy practice is located in Oakland, California and I offer video session for folks interested that live in other parts of California. If you live outside of California, feel free to reach out and we can talk about my coaching practice.

  • Skills and Expertise

    Specialties

    • Acculturation
    • Adjustments
    • Anxiety
    • Body/Self Image
    • Career-Related
    • Chronic Illness/Pain
    • Codependency
    • Cultural Oppression
    • Depression
    • English-Speaking Anxiety
    • Family Separation/Conflict
    • First-Timers in Therapy
    • Friendship Conflicts
    • Grief and Bereavement
    • Immigration
    • Identity Issues
    • Marital & Premarital Issues
    • Mood Disorders
    • Racial Identity
    • Relationship issues
    • Sex Conflict
    • Trauma & PTSD

    Ages

    • Young Adults (18-25)
    • Adults (25-59)
    • Older Adults (60+)

    Session Types

    • Individual
    • Couples
    • Conjoint (friends, coworkers, exs, etc.)

    Service Types

    • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
    • Career Counseling
    • Expressive Arts
    • Family Systems
    • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
    • Multicultural
    • Play Therapy
    • Psychodynamic
    • Relational
    • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
    • Somatic
    • Supervision Services
    • Trauma-Focused
  • Rates and Insurance

    Session Cost

    $130 - $180

    Insurance Accepted

    • PPO-Out of Network
    • Health Savings Account (HSA)
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