Christopher M Thomson, PhD, PsyD, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Pasadena
I specialize in working with dually diagnosed individuals and their families with severe and persistent mental illnesses, such as Polysubstance Dependence, Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder with Psychotic Features, Bipolar Disorder, and Acute Anxiety Disorders. I have always had a special interest in working with family and couples, especially where one or both suffer from severe mental illness. I am on staff at several local inpatient and outpatient mental health facilities, and help facilitate hospital admissions in a sensitive and professional manner. I offer individual and family community interventions as needed. I also help professionals coping with workplace stress.
I work collaboratively with patients to help them develop communication skills and greater awareness of their actions and decisions within family and work relationships. With new skills and awareness, patients become more organized and empowered, especially when they encounter adversity in their relationships and work life.
I have a reputation for helping patients achieve results in situations and circumstances in which no one believed solutions were possible. I incorporate recovery model and person-in-environment approach to treat the entire family system. I am also a psychoanalyst and have treated many individuals with severe trauma histories.
Call or Email Christopher M Thomson for a free phone consultation now - (562) 261-5888


  • Years in Practice: 15+ Years
  • School: University of Southern California
  • Year Graduated: 1994
  • License No. and State: LCS 19880 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $200+
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa
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  • Addiction
  • Depression
  • Severe & Persistent Mental Illness


  • ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Career Counseling
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Pain
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Life Coaching
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Abuse
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD

Mental Health

  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Thinking Disorders


  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Hispanic and Latino


  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transgender Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Family Focused Tx for Bipolor
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Person-in-Environment Tx
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Psychosocial Rehabilitation


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2016
Christopher M Thomson, PhD, PsyD, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Pasadena

Christopher M Thomson

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, PsyD, LCSW