Christina is a transpersonal, somatic, and systems psychotherapist who works at the intersection of mystery, social justice, and empowerment.
She is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) with a private psychotherapy practice in Petaluma, California, where she works with individuals, couples, and groups coping with trauma, depression, anxiety, and finding meaning and purpose in their lives. She also provides psychedelic integration services in her practice. She has been a licensed therapist since 1986.
Much of her professional career has been focused on hospice work; and for thirty years, she accompanied thousands of people at the end of life, while also supporting their loved ones through the process of grief and loss. This work has taught her about the healing power of presence, deep
witnessing, and holding space.
Christina also has 40+ years of personal experiences and explorations with non-ordinary states of consciousness through medicine work, breath work, sexuality, nature-based healing traditions, and wilderness experiences, which have deeply informed and shaped her life. The synergy of
psychotherapy and psychedelic medicine work has crystalized her passion and commitment to the healing and transformation of individuals, society, and the planet.
She is a graduate of the Psychedelic Therapy and Research certificate program at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, California; and is a founding partner of Temenos Center for Integrative Psychotherapy which offers ketamine-assisted psychotherapy and is preparing to become one of the first MDMA Expanded Access sites in the United States.
Christina has a fierce commitment to working with the underserved, marginalized and disenfranchised in her community. She currently facilitates restorative justice circles with men serving life in prison at San Quentin, and with the formerly incarcerated in San Francisco, California.
More information about her professional work can be found at www.christinaingenito.com
She is also a memoir writer, solo performance artist, choral singer, amateur photographer, and itinerant world traveler.