Welcome! I’m so glad you’re taking this opportunity to commit yourself to growth and development. Reaching out for help takes an immense amount of courage and strength. I applaud you! Breathe easy, the hardest part is over. Because therapists walk alongside you as you navigate life, sometimes at your lowest point, it’s important to take time to find a therapist who fits you best. Let me start by telling you a little bit about myself.
I graduated with my M.A. in Counseling in 2015. Since graduation, I have become a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Tennessee. I have worked mainly in community mental health settings. Recently, I have been working with addiction in an outpatient facility. In my career, I have worked with clients on several presenting issues. Specifically: trauma, PTSD, comorbid conditions, anxiety, depression, domestic abuse/violence, relationship/family topics, self-worth/esteem, and life change issues. I am passionate about working with domestic abuse survivors as they work to reclaim their true selves once again.
My therapeutic approach can best be defined as eclectic. As mentioned earlier, every therapeutic relationship is unique and requires a different set of tools. I ascribe to a person-centered, humanistic, holistic approach to wellness. I aim to guide you towards your goals through an attentive and accepting atmosphere. I think of myself as a ‘directive, non-directive’ therapist. I will follow where you lead while offering thoughtful challenges and suggestions along the way. Awareness and mindfulness practices are also a large part of my approach professionally, as well as personally. Simply put, you cannot change what you cannot see.
Being part of your journey towards healing and wellness is an honor. Because vulnerability can often feel scary, creating a warm and caring environment is my number one goal. I appreciate and respect your willingness to commit to your health and well-being. If this sounds like a good fit for you, I look forward to starting our journey together. Remember, you are not alone!
Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
TN LPC 4343
VA LPC 0701011295
She has helped me so much. There's been a lot that talking to her helps and she gives me things to think about that help me unravel things on my own. I've recommended her to others as well. I say thank you so much.
Written on Dec 07, 2021 after therapy with Christen for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
Christen is wonderful. She is patient, she is empathic, she is well versed in this profession and is helping me to slowly unveil all of what has been hidden for so long.
Written on Nov 30, 2021 after therapy with Christen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
Christen is absolutely phenomenal. She does such an incredible job of tying pieces together to better help me understand what I’m thinking and feeling. She is honest, kind, and never ever judgmental. I am in a completely different place now that I was a year ago, and I owe so much of that to what Christen has taught me!
Written on Nov 12, 2021 after therapy with Christen for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Love her. She has helped me in more ways than I can count. 10/10 recommend.
Written on Nov 10, 2021 after therapy with Christen for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Christen has been nothing short of amazing for me. She pushes me to understand things I don’t and makes me see how to overcome my fears. I am so thankful to have her guidance in this crazy time.
Written on Feb 23, 2021 after therapy with Christen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and family conflicts
She is a wonderful counselor from what my experience with her has so far shown me. She isn't afraid to address the issues you're having, and she establishes a very safe environment within which to converse. She has also shown genuine care and respect towards me. 10/10 would recommend.
Written on Feb 07, 2021 after therapy with Christen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and addictions