Our Providers

Christopher "Topher" McMullin, LMFT

Pronouns

he/him

Education

B.A. in Urban Studies, Brown University

M.S. in Marriage and Family Counseling, SFSU

Special Interests

Individuals and Couples; Mindfulness; Anxiety; Depression; Stress management and burnout; Anger; Trauma; LGBT issues; Career issues; Life transitions; Relationship issues; Substance use issues.

Therapy Style

In our work together, we’ll clarify your goals for therapy, and you’ll learn research-backed skills and concepts, and identify ways to put therapy into practice. Part of my role will be to keep us both accountable, so that session by session we’re staying on track and working towards positive, real-world change. A daily meditator myself, I have an understanding of how mindfulness can be a helpful component in therapy. Potential benefits include an improved mood, better focus and concentration, greater equanimity in response to life’s stressors, clarity of purpose, and the capacity to respond rather than simply react. That last part is frequently at the core of how I work: helping people live with more intention and in greater alignment with their aspirations and values is an approach that has proven to be very effective. If there are things in your history that seem to trip you up, we can draw on effective trauma-informed approaches to therapy to help you work on making peace with your past. Believing there’s opportunity for healing and growth in every session, I’m available for both brief and ongoing therapy. Whether you’re interested in a quick mental health check-up, or you’re wondering if short term or ongoing therapy may be beneficial, I'm happy to meet with you and answer your questions.

Modality & Approach

ACT, CBT, Mindfulness, The Gottman Method, and Somatic Experiencing.

What is one thing you do daily that supports your mental and emotional well-being?

Practicing mindfulness and getting at least a little exercise everyday.

Interests

Listening to audiobooks and podcasts, riding my bike and working out, hosting dinner parties, and working in my garden.

License Number and State

LMFT 106850 - CA