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, 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.
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Intimacy-related issues
- Parenting issues
- Coping with life changes
Stress, Anxiety , LGBT , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Compassion fatigue Read more...
LMFT #111636 (Expires: 2021-02-01)
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.
Great counselor! Listens and gives great feedback.
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.
Christie is very helpful, her feedback allows me to see the bits that make then big picture. She makes sense in helping me realize what I need to explore and work on as an individual. This is very comforting to know that help is here.
She is amazing. She works with you without feeling like she’s judging you.
Christie listens and gives positive feedback on issues that I have. She makes me feel comfortable and not judged in any way. I would highly recommend her.
Christie has been very understanding and helpful with my situation. She has helped point out some things about myself that I have not realized before. She responds fairly quickly to messages in times where I needed her help. Thank you Christie and I’m looking forward to more sessions.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
Christie, thank you for your help and for listening to me and understanding. I enjoyed working with you very much.