Christine Clawley has over eight years of experience as a researcher, writer, and editor. She began her career working in the international corporate corruption investigations field that allowed her to utilize her natural curiosity and investigative talents. She enjoyed working with and training a highly talented team of international researchers and writers to use the deep web to locate cases of bribery, fraud, or corruption. After transitioning into the mental health field, she continued to work as a freelance writer providing business writing and editing services in her spare time. Currently, she started her own private practice in Colorado two years ago and has recently become a counselor for BetterHelp. Previously, she also worked as a mobile crisis therapist in emergency departments and jails, providing psychiatric evaluations to determine risk level and recommend different levels of care. In this position, she served individuals experiencing severe crisis and collaborated with their families, doctors, nurses, and other treatment teams. She also worked as crisis clinician at Rocky Mountain Crisis Partner counseling individuals who were experiencing suicidal or homicidal thoughts, trauma, domestic violence, child abuse, or struggling with addiction. Prior to working in crisis services, she served as an individual and family therapist for individuals and families receiving services from Adams County, as well as an intern at the eating disorder clinic Pacific Shores Hospital and homeless shelter at Salvation Army.
Christine received her MA degree from Pacifica Graduate Institute in 2015 with an emphasis on Depth (Jungian) Psychology. As a requirement for the fulfillment of her degree, she published a thesis entitled, "Return to Timelessness: The Therapeutic Benefit to Revisioning the Rhythms of Time," which explores the psychology of time and how our relationship to time impacts one's overall health and well-being. She also obtained her BA in Philosophy and Psychology from Colorado University at Boulder with Summa Cum Laude and honors with distinction. During her undergraduate career, she published a thesis analyzing the writings of philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, entitled “Toward the Ethics of the Mundane: Nietzsche’s Post-Morality of the Earth.”
“My Philosophy on Mental Health & Wellness”
Christine is currently a Depth (Jungian) therapist, who specializes in treating trauma and trauma-related disorders such as PTSD and complex PTSD. Emotional pain, which is often suppressed in our modern culture, provides us with information that something is out of balance within ourselves or in our lives. Jungian Psychology aims to uncover the root problems influencing the individual by listening to one’s symptoms. This approach aims to gain a clear understanding of what is creating one's symptoms instead of merely treating the symptoms themselves. Only from a clear understanding of the problem, can one begin to heal.
Symptoms and disorders often arise as a result of surviving difficult situations and attempting to cope with trauma and stress. The goal of therapy is to discover and develop healthier ways of relating to and coping with trauma and one’s personal history. In meeting clients where they are at and creating a space of safety and acceptance, real growth and change is possible. By slowing down and observing the thoughts and scripts playing within one’s mind, one can then begin to untangle and discern between that which has absorbed and internalized by others and that which originates authentically from within the individual. Freedom of choice and empowerment begins with a greater understanding of one’s thoughts, emotions, and reactions
" Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.”
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