I am deeply experienced in helping people recover from and find positive success growing beyond their mental health challenges. Please contact me for an appointment by video, phone or email to get started.
Your therapy is based on us focusing on you and cooperating and communicating as a team for your positive future. We target your goals, your best ways of making progress, your feedback. Along the way we make adjustments to activate your path of symptom reduction, problem-solving, better coping, recovery and healing. I will offer you options, help you choose as needed and speak up whenever you need a boost or reminder. It’s also important to maintain your pace in therapy at the right speed for you—not too fast, not too slow—to get results that build positive momentum.
I provide you with my 30+ years of professional experience in mental health and addictions treatment settings and in private practice with diverse adults of all ages. Some of my specialty approaches include creative arts therapies, contemporary spirituality, energy work, shamanism and dreamwork. We’ll be getting clear on what you can do between sessions that benefits your progress. Doing more than talking helps you get much more of your brain involved in treatment, which helps you get the results you want faster and easier.
Please schedule an appointment with me right now by video or voice or email. Let’s see how we work together, what will best help you and let's get started.
Together we can get you moving forward into your more positive future and help you overcome and heal from these issues:
Grief and loss
Isolation and loneliness
Depression, numbness, despair
Anxiety, phobia social anxiety, indecision
PTSD and Complex-PTSD, Trauma (recent or distant)
Chronic anger, impulsive outbursts, poor self-control
Chronic pain: physical, mental, emotional, spiritual
Auto-immune disorders, stress-sensitive medical problems
Family relationships, conflicts and traumas
Abuse, including verbal, emotional, physical, sexual, religious
Narcissistic abuse, bullying, social trauma
Personal or business relationship traumas and failures
Relapse prevention (substance or behavioral addictions)
Codependency, dysfunctional relationships
Artistic dilemmas, creative blocks
Identity confusion, lack of sense of self, inner emptiness
Borderline personality disorder, hyperemotionality
Spiritual conflicts or preoccupations
I am here for you in the BetterHelp way. That means 24/7 email any time, as often as you want, and your emails can be as long as you want. You have the freedom and the space here to communicate in full as much as you need to. We can also include scheduled in advance sessions by video or phone to get the just right mix for you. Contact me to started.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
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I am deeply grateful to my therapist Christine Hopkins who has walked alongside me, steadfast, as I painstakingly rebuild my life in the wake of my narcissistic husband's abrupt "discard" after 18 years of marriage. She uses a wide range of therapeutic modalities (CBT, parts work, shamanism, among many) that go beyond healing the immediate pain; for the first time, I am palpably addressing underlying issues -- childhood abuse, emotional abandonment and ancestral trauma -- in my body and not just my head. I am tackling my codependency (self-love deficit), low boundaries, automatic negative thinking, and deep anxiety. I am so much stronger and independent than I was and I'm learning to have empathy for my own vulnerability. Christine's writing assignment's and her thoughtful responses to me have increased the efficacy of our therapeutic relationship immeasurably She never stops learning and I continue to learn from her every day. Thank you, Christine!
Written on Feb 22, 2023 after therapy with Christine for 2 years and 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, and coping with life changes
Christine has truly changed my life in a way I’d have not expected it. Always straight honest and no talking around the bushes, but just always exactly what I need to hear. I don’t think I could be in this healthy relationship that I am in right now without her!
Written on Dec 22, 2021 after therapy with Christine for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes
She is the best I’ve ever had
Written on Oct 25, 2021 after therapy with Christine for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and grief
Christine is extremely knowledgeable and compassionate. I really appreciate her guidance.
Written on Jun 17, 2021 after therapy with Christine for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Christine inspired life lasting change in me to get in touch with my own feelings and live a more fulfilling and happy life. My sessions with her over just several months will last, and I feel as though I am starting a new and more emotionally fulfilled chapter of my life.
Written on May 10, 2021 after therapy with Christine for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse
Christine is the best therapist i could have ever asked for. She’s funny, personable, empowering and AWESOME!!! I have learned so much about myself with her
Written on Mar 12, 2021 after therapy with Christine for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and eating disorders