Welcome! My name is Christine, and connecting with people has been a passion of mine since as early as I can remember. I grew up frequently moving (living on three different continents before I was 18) and traveling the world, which perpetuated my curiosity and desire to understand the diversity and complexity of the human experience. All behavior makes sense given context, and my therapy process is an eclectic approach designed to guide you toward compassionately discovering what is driving your unhelpful behaviors. My method varies based on the client’s personality and needs but is heavily influenced by Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Internal Family Systems, and the neurobiology of trauma.
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate (LMFTA) in the state of Washington with a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pfeiffer University. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Walden University.
I have several years of experience providing therapy services to children, teens, adults, couples, and families in various settings, including outpatient therapy through telehealth and in-person, inpatient adolescent treatment, various addiction recovery programs, and working with incarcerated populations. I have experience in crisis stabilization; working from a Trauma-focused perspective with complex trauma, PTSD, and dissociative disorders; substance and process addictions (alcohol, drugs, pornography, and sex), and the families affected by these addictions; as well as co-occurring mood and personality disorders. My work with families and couples includes communication issues, creating and maintaining healthy boundaries, attachment styles, and conflict resolution.
My therapy room is safe for people of all cultural backgrounds, identities, and relationship structures. I am an ally to members of the LGBTQ+ community and non-binary individuals. The most crucial part of therapy is creating a space where clients feel seen, heard, valued, and understood. Creating safety within the therapeutic relationship is always my first priority.