Hello! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and an International Drug and Alcohol Counselor in Iowa as well as a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Arizona. I have 19 years of experience in the counseling field, having worked in the school settings, hospital environments, residential treatment centers and outpatient behavioral health clinics.
I would describe my style as caring and supportive. I use a combination of different tools and therapies to meet the individual needs of each person that I work with. I view each session like a puzzle as you lay the pieces out there and we work together to put it together in a way that makes sense to you. I use a variety of tools to help you feel comfortable, accepted and understood. I use education, history taking, client centered therapy, family systems theory, narrative therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
I believe that you are the author of your life story. I see counseling as a way to help you determine when to close a chapter and when to start a new one. I want to help you on your journey to talk about your options and make changes when you feel the need to gain a new perspective on your journey. Life is not a race, it is a journey, Each of us is simply a work in progress, trying to learn from our past so we can write our best story.
I look forward to working with you and learning your story.
Transitional Life Changes
I have experience in working with Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Grief, Eating Disorders, Career/School stressors, coping with life changes, family relationships, codependency, etc.
Years of experience 19
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
IA LMHC 001240
AZ LPC LPC-18720
Christine is kind and a great listener. Her sessions are relaxed and she had made me feel comfortable to be myself and be open and honest. I look forward to more sessions with her. She's my better help "person/friend"
Thank you Christine
Written on Nov 17, 2023 after therapy with Christine for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties
Christine is amazing. She always reaches out to check on me. It means a lot!
Written on Nov 09, 2023 after therapy with Christine for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
While I’ve only spoken to Christine twice so far I can say she is my favorite therapist I’ve worked with to date. She really talks to me and works with me.
Written on Nov 09, 2023 after therapy with Christine for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd
Thank you Christine for being so understanding and gentle with your care. Every session makes me feel uplifted and hopeful. I appreciate the goals and the ability to track them, as well as your timely responses when I send a message. I love working with you
Written on Nov 01, 2023 after therapy with Christine for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd