Christie Stegmaier

LMFT

About Me

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California (LMFT# 111636) with over seven years’ experience. Along my journey of becoming a therapist, I have also received 40-hours of domestic violence training through House of Ruth; specializing in intimate partner violence. I have worked with individuals with a wide variety of issues including domestic violence, depression, grief, anxiety, relationship and intimacy issues, parenting issues, personality disorders, and OCD. I have also worked with many individuals who have experienced trauma and abuse.

Although I am more of a direct therapist, I am also a warm and interactive therapist. I create a nurturing and safe environment that is non-judgmental and caring. I often will use a solution-focused approach, providing options and tools necessary to make immediate changes in your life. However, every individual is unique, and I tailor my therapy sessions to fit what you are looking for. I also see therapy as a collaborative effort - we work together to create solutions. I will remain by your side on your therapeutic journey.

It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life, and to take the first steps towards positive change. I am dedicated to helping individuals find ways that work best for their needs, and I respect every individual's uniqueness. I am committed to helping my clients develop attainable and valuable treatment goals that will lead them to achieve lasting positive life changes and personal growth.

If you would like further information, please visit my website at www.bemyselftherapy.com


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief
  • Intimacy-related issues
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Trauma and abuse , Bipolar disorder , Abandonment , Communication Problems , Domestic Violence , Family Problems , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , HIV / AIDS , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

Licensing

LMFT #111636 (Expires: 2023-02-28)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Christie Stegmaier. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by H.A. on May 07, 2022 after therapy with Christie for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Christine has been a wonderful help over the last year or so. Our conversations always feel safe and open to discuss whatever is happening in my life. She's very real and yet still very professional. It feel like talking to a friend. She provides excellent real life advice and resources (if you want it) without sounding preachy. She's the real deal. :)

Written by E.L. on Feb 03, 2022 after therapy with Christie for 2 years and 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Christie is THE best. She is nonjudgmental and I always look forward to her insight. I’m also a therapist and I find her extremely helpful

Written by R.H. on Dec 01, 2021 after therapy with Christie for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Christie is very patient, nice and offers great feedback. She is a great listener and helps you focus on what matters most. I like how open she is and gives examples. She is very flexible as well and makes it happen if a time or day doesn’t work.

Written by A.L. on Sep 21, 2021 after therapy with Christie for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Christie has been very helpful in my process of learning and coping with stress and anxiety.

Written by C.H. on Aug 27, 2021 after therapy with Christie for 10 months

She is thoughtful, supportive, knowledgeable, understanding. I would highly recommend her.

Written by R.A. on Jul 17, 2021 after therapy with Christie for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues

Christie was really helpful in the past with my previous relationship issues. She was a good listener and opened my eyes about certain things in my personality that I didn’t notice before. It was worth the time and money spent and now I’m renewing my account!

Written by E.M. on May 08, 2021 after therapy with Christie for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Supportive, nonjudgmental and helpful. Hands down best therapist I’ve experienced. Thankful to work with her.

Written by H.A. on Jan 14, 2021 after therapy with Christie for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Christie is very personable and knowledgeable. I never feel judged, always uplifted. She is professional but feels like a friend all at the same time. I’m very lucky to have found her!

Written by L.I. on Jan 04, 2021 after therapy with Christie for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes

She is kind, caring, honest and helpful.

Written by D.I. on Dec 13, 2020 after therapy with Christie for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Christie is compassionate caring and does her best to roll with punches with me. I’m not easy, and she is still amazing!

Written by W.A. on Sep 30, 2020 after therapy with Christie for 5 months on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

My counselor is the best, she offers both sides of my dilemma and helps me decide.

Written by L.A. on Sep 22, 2020 after therapy with Christie for 3 months

So helpful, kind and understanding. She really helps guide you to the right answers and teaches you great techniques to work through anxiety

Written by K.E. on Aug 11, 2020 after therapy with Christie for 2 months on issues concerning intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Talking to Christie feels more like I’m talking to a very wise friend rather than a therapist. She always makes me feel comfortable and heard.

Written by J.O. on Jul 27, 2020 after therapy with Christie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

Very understanding and accepting but provides direct and useful guidance at the same time.

Written by F.R. on Jul 26, 2020 after therapy with Christie for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, and self esteem

I look forward to my sessions with Christie. I feel comfortable and confident while opening up to her. Thank you Christie.

Written by L.A. on Jul 21, 2020 after therapy with Christie for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

I’ve had Christie as my counselor for about a month now. She’s so understanding and is a great listener. She gives really good advice/feedback on the issues I’m having. She’s kind and anyone will be lucky to have her as their counselor!

Written by R.H. on Jun 05, 2020 after therapy with Christie for 2 months

Christie is very helpful in breaking down my concerns and has highlight things I wasn't necessary aware of. I am happy with the progress I have made and would highly recommend her.

Written by I.V. on Jun 01, 2020 after therapy with Christie for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Great counselor! Listens and gives great feedback.

Written by N.A. on May 19, 2020 after therapy with Christie for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and coping with life changes

Christie has helped me through some of my darkest days. When no one else was available she was there to lend a listening ear. I will forever remember her as being part of my healing journey. I’ll never forget what’s she’s done for me. Thank you, Christie.

Written by S.A. on Apr 23, 2020 after therapy with Christie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and intimacy-related issues

She is amazing. She works with you without feeling like she’s judging you.

Written by J.A. on Mar 25, 2020 after therapy with Christie for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Christie takes a personal interest and demonstrates a great empathy when communicating. She makes herself available through message chats or scheduled calls. Knows when to act and intervene on her patients behalf if the need should arise. I'm grateful to have her as a resource for help and support.

Written by C.R. on Jan 13, 2020 after therapy with Christie for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting issues

Christie is compassionate and easy to talk to. She is direct and honest which I really appreciate, and has been extremely helpful in sorting through a variety of issues with me.

Written by S.H. on Nov 29, 2019 after therapy with Christie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and sleeping disorders

Christie is a great help and understands and supports you in a way you can break things down at your pace. Overall a great and wonderful person to talk to!

Written by K.E. on Nov 22, 2019 after therapy with Christie for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and bipolar disorder

I hate that I had to find a new counselor! Ms. Stegmaier is GREAT! She caught on to where my mental state is pretty quickly, once she did she turned it around fairly quickly! I would recommend her to anybody!

Written by C.O. on Oct 30, 2019 after therapy with Christie for 1 month on issues concerning grief, and coping with life changes

Christie was an amazing help during a time of need. I had just gone through something very traumatic with my health and relationship and she was there to talk me through it and help me process grief. She is professional and remembers all the little but important details, making me feel well supported. I highly recommend Christie.

Written by M.I. on Jul 24, 2019 after therapy with Christie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and adhd

Christie, thank you for your help and for listening to me and understanding. I enjoyed working with you very much.

Work with me!