Meet Chris

Associate Marriage & Family Therapist

Chris empowers men to express all emotions in a healthy, effective way.

Chris is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT #129479). Born & raised in New England, Chris moved to Los Angeles and graduated from Antioch University Los Angeles with a Bachelor’s degree in Business & Psychology. He then earned his Master’s degree at Antioch University Los Angeles in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Addiction.

Chris began his therapeutic career working at Southern California Counseling Center (SCCC). While at SCCC, Chris worked with a diverse population of clients and furthered his education and training utilizing a client-centered therapeutic approach, applying techniques such as: Solution-focused therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Narrative therapy, and the Gottman Method.

While at Tribute Counseling & Psychotherapy Services, Chris worked with kids (6-15), individual adults, couples and families where he employed similar techniques along with mindfulness based therapy, attachment theory, 12-step therapy and harm-reduction therapy.

Chris’ personal experiences identifying the benefits of therapy is a large reason why he became a therapist. Specifically, his passion advocating acceptance and vulnerability for men led him to create The Therapy Bro: A business with the central ideal that men have feelings outside of joy, hunger and anger, and the importance of expressing all emotions in a healthy, effective way. With a strong passion to help others in ways people helped him along his journey, he doesn’t approach therapy with an autonomous perspective. Instead, he employs a collaborative approach where the client is in the driver seat, and Chris is an attentive passenger.

In his spare time, Chris watches the Yankees, Falcons & AC Milan. On weekends, he plays as much golf as possible, as well as a charity softball league.

Call to schedule your free consultation today (424) 277-1777.

Chris Calandra, MA, AMFT

Associate Marriage & Family Therapist
(AMFT #129479)

Schedule your free 15 minute consultation today.

In this fifteen minute consultation you’ll have an opportunity to tell your story and share your struggles. Together we’ll identify what you really need and want and determine the best course of action for you.