My name is Christie and I am a therapist licensed in Washington State with over fifteen years experience. I have been a case manager for aging and disabled as well as a therapist for children, adults, couples, and families and worked in various community settings. I enjoy working collaboratively with my clients to help them feel better and achieve their goals. I have worked with clients on a range of topics including anxiety and depression, substance use, educational and career planning/goal setting, parenting concerns and child development and budgeting and personal finance. I try to invoke a mixture of listening so that I fully understand your concerns and story with solution focused problem solving so that you feel as if you are leaving our sessions with something.
My counseling style is supportive and inclusive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, narrative and rational-emotive counseling. That's a whole lot of fancy words to say that I believe everyone has a story and wants to be the best person they can be and a caring and supportive professional can help them achieve their goals. That being said I also believe that humans are creatures of habit and sometimes need help in learning new habits in a concrete and measurable way.
In my personal life I am a single mom to an adorable nine year old girl and love all things Disney! I enjoy cooking and taking walks around the neighborhood and rainy days cuddled on the couch with my two cats, Duke and Dora. In the last year I got TWO dogs!!! A 60 pound boxer hound named Daisy and a 40 pound Chihuahua min pin named Harley:)
If you are hoping for a specific day/time but it is not on my schedule please message me anyway and ask, often times I can fit you in. I am often more flexible with phone or chat sessions so if you don't find a time on my schedule but are able to do a chat let me know and I can get you in!
Please note Sessions are 45 minutes.
When cancelling appointments please provide 24 hours notice so that I can attempt to offer that spot to someone else.
I look forward to working with you!
NOTES ON SCHEDULE:
I am just beginning to set my schedule for late spring/early summer. Please feel free to message me with any preferences and I will do my best.
I am UNAVIABLE:
You will get an automated reply if you message during these times and I will respond as soon as I am back
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Message me if you want a last minute time slot!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Attachment Issues, Codependency, Divorce and Separation, Family of Origin Issues, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Narcissism, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
WA LMHC LH60414139
She is a real understanding and authentic person. She really had the patients and insight I needed for the past year. Thank goodness for her!
Written on Jun 23, 2021 after therapy with Christie for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Christie is very easy to talk to and flexible with her schedule in order to make your time valuable. Thank you so much!
Written on Feb 02, 2021 after therapy with Christie for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and self esteem
Listens and understands gives great recommendations
Written on Feb 01, 2021 after therapy with Christie for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
She listens and is knowledgeable and resourceful!
Written on Jan 16, 2021 after therapy with Christie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes
I like Christie because she spends time with me to help me and is on my side.
Written on Dec 20, 2020 after therapy with Christie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with
I haven't worked with her long but she has been amazing . So sweet and caring .
Written on Dec 18, 2020 after therapy with Christie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and adhd