Christen Coco Guzman, LMFT

Director of Clinical Operations
Brief info

Christen (she/her) is the Director of Clinical Operations at Gavia LifeCare Center and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) with over fifteen years of experience in the field of mental health as a clinician and leader. Christen started her career in community mental health in Los Angeles, CA, and brings her experience from the West Coast to her hometown of Rochester, New York, where she believes in the mission of Gavia to equip both clinicians and clients with the skills they need to improve the quality of their life. As a clinician and as a leader, Christen values transparency and authenticity and believes in leading with integrity and by example. Christen has a passion for teaching and training future clinicians and strives to create a culture of continued learning where creativity and autonomy can thrive. Christen is committed to treating couples, individuals and families with compassion and curiosity and believes that every person has the resources within them to facilitate growth and healing. Christen values equity, freedom and trust and brings her whole authentic self to the therapy experience. Through a trauma informed lens, Christen utilizes a strengths based, collaborative approach with her clients to help them identify and change unhelpful ways of thinking that are no longer serving them while re-creating new ways to navigate an ever-changing world.