Christina Cowger, M.A., M.F.T. has been practicing individual, couples, and addiction recovery therapy for over two decades. Additionally, she has extensive experience training corporate teams and coaching executives in achieving higher-functioning business systems and results.

She is an expert at working with building positive communication, organizational psychology, stress/anxiety, self-esteem, addiction, and complex couples issues. As the Clinical Director at Five Sisters Ranch, she was instrumental in developing the clinical track and templates that focused on attachment, trauma, healthy boundaries, relationship repair, and co-dependency. She co-created and taught the Circle Boundary workshops for over four years, enabling women to re-establish safe and effective relationships both personally and professionally.

Christina has led neurochemistry-based mood training for over 14 years. She is a pioneer within the area of the biological underpinnings of psychopharmacology, behavior and mood. She has conducted workshops throughout the Bay Area including those at CPMC/Sutter Health, Dominican University, Stanford University, Sonoma State University, Nevada Osteopathic Association, and CHADD.

Christina created the BioEmotional Recovery approach, which is an educational and clinical approach, created from years of study and clinical experience.  It combines the latest discoveries within the field of neuroplasticity (the ability of the brain to change as a result of one’s experience and behavior) with mindfulness type based technique that allow for more sustained recovery from a variety of issues including substance abuse, co-dependency,  self-esteem, trauma and anxiety/stress reduction.

Seminars and Events
Education has been an important part of Christina’s experience.  She excels at speaking on a variety of topics including:

  • CAMFT – January 12th, 2024
  • Food and Mood
  • Personal Goal Setting
  • Relationship Strategies
  • Healthy Boundaries
  • Positive Communication

Consulting Projects

Christina has worked with organizations to build communication and strengthen relations between employees, and management teams as well as with a company’s target audience.  She uses a team-building approach and works with a variety of tools for effective communication.  As a result of her programs, sales have improved, employee retention has heightened and daily productivity has improved and validated with metrics. 

She has consulted with the following companies and organizations:

  • Stanford University
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Nevada Osteopathic Association
  • North Bay Mediators
  • Five Sisters Ranch Treatment Centers
  • Dominican University
  • SafeHarbor Treatment Center for Women
  • Avery Lane Recovery
  • Foundations IOP
  • Sonoma State University
  • SutterPacific Medical Center

Christina Cowger, MA, LMFT  


Communications Solutions for Companies, Couples and Individuals Seeking Dynamic Change