Christine Lord

(LICSW, SEP)

About Me

Hello! My name is Christine Lord and I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in the state of Minnesota. I have been a Social Worker for 18 years and have provided therapy for 10 years. I have such a rich experience working with people from all walks of life, dealing with all the various problems life can present. I believe knowing yourself, having loving relationships and a heart-felt desire for change are the most important factors in creating a vibrant life. I strongly hold compassion at the center of my work, knowing only love heals. I have a holistic approach that keeps us in the present moment by using mindfulness to understand what our mind, body and spirit is asking us to attend to right now. I believe when we ground into the present and into our bodies, we are more able to expand and use our creativity to find more peace and also concrete solutions and strategies!

I am a certified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, which allows me to help others understand how our bodies are responding to our thoughts and emotions and how our thoughts and emotions influence our bodies. This can be very fascinating because we “feel” so many of our symptoms in our body and when we listen to what our body is saying, there is a very wise story being told. I enjoy helping people open up to possibility, curiosity and love.

I believe we are already whole and complete but sometimes forget and need a little guidance to return home. I know we all have narratives around our limiting beliefs and how we are “not good enough.” I want to help people find a new voice and write a new chapter in their life. Our life begins within our own experience and when witnessed by another, caring individual, we can feel safe enough to make the necessary changes to improve our life satisfaction. I also love working with people and using their own spiritual and cultural beliefs to help them heal, forgive and find unconditional love for themselves and others.

Sometimes our life journey has been challenging from the start and sometimes we just need temporary support to get us back on our feet again. Either way, I am an empathic, embodied witness, honored to share space with anyone willing to examine more deeply their human experience.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
  • Compassion fatigue

I also have experience in LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LICSW #17799 (Expires: 2020-07-01)


Reviews

Written by L.I. on May 22, 2020 after counseling with Christine for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, anger management, bipolar disorder, and compassion fatigue

Love her! So helpful!!!

Written by K.E. on May 05, 2020 after counseling with Christine for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Christine is the best!! She is exactly who I've needed as a therapist especially going through all this with Covid and extra struggles. She is empathetic, validating, she has a great wisdom that goes deeper than books but also very educated in her field. She responds in a timely manner and takes all your concerns very seriously and is very helpful! I really could not recommend her enough!! She also has a great balance of mind/body/spirit knowledge and how these all interconnect and impact someone!

Written by A.M. on Apr 27, 2020 after counseling with Christine for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder

Christine is great. She offers helpful advice and really listens to what I have to say.

Written by S.O. on Apr 24, 2020 after counseling with Christine for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Christine has been a blessing. I feel like she has helped me so much. I really enjoy connecting with her and listening to the advice she gives. Unlike my previous counselors, she doesn't just listen for an hour. She is very engaging and gives feedback. I feel like I've made serious progress since I started therapy with her. Thank you, Christine!

Written by N.O. on Apr 08, 2020 after counseling with Christine for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Christine is such a great counselor and I'm lucky to have her.

Written by B.R. on Mar 26, 2020 after counseling with Christine for 5 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and intimacy-related issues

Christine has been such an amazing resource for me. She was so incredibly understanding and offered sound advice as well as validated my feelings through unemployment as well as the loss of a beloved pet. Her schedule was flexible as was her methods. She also offered guided meditation with my session, which I found so helpful to put me in a healthy space to deal with the hard topics. I highly recommend her as well as Betterhelp.

Written by C.A. on Mar 16, 2020 after counseling with Christine for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, and adhd

Christine is very kind and lets me progress through the awkwardness to starting therapy at whatever pace I want to go, which really helps me open up. I appreciate her very much!

Written by S.A. on Feb 19, 2020 after counseling with Christine for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Christine is the perfect counselor for me, I feel like she really understands me. I can tell her everything and she is sympathetic, understanding and gives me solid advice. I truly couldn't have been matched with a better person, she is smart, insightful, kind, accomplished and down to earth.

Written by N.O. on Feb 15, 2020 after counseling with Christine for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and sleeping disorders

BetterHelp overall is very convenient for me. Not having to leave my workspace to attend sessions is a huge benefit, this ensures that I am more likely to attend sessions. I always leave sessions fully fulfilled. My counselor is a natural! She is skilled at helping me identify feelings I forgot existed. I love how she conducts our sessions. The best way to describe it is yoga for the mind. I am extremely pleased with the services I am receiving through better help. I will continue to recommend better help!

Written by N.A. on Jan 15, 2020 after counseling with Christine for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

Open minded, caring and is in tune with different ways of both communicating, helping you view you ‘areas of concern’ from different angles . Highly recommend to any midwestern human.

Written by S.H. on Dec 23, 2019 after counseling with Christine for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Christine has given me a chance to understand certain aspects about myself that I don't really pay attention to and I appreciate her for that I look forward to the next steps working with her I feel great about the help she is providing me.

Written by C.O. on Dec 03, 2019 after counseling with Christine for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and compassion fatigue

I’ve appreciated Christine’s immediate openness and vulnerability with me. This has created a connection I would not have expected through a digital screen.

Written by L.O. on Nov 12, 2019 after counseling with Christine for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I have only had a couple sessions with Christine but what I have experienced so far has been very positive. She is very soft and understanding but challenges me to explore my thoughts and experiences. She has been very helpful for me as a support person. Her non-judgmental attitude creates a safe space for me during session.

Written by B.R. on Nov 11, 2019 after counseling with Christine for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and self esteem

Christine responds very promptly. She asks thought provoking questions. She will send worksheets to help dig deeper into issues or provide articles that give tools to handle life. I appreciate knowing someone is there in my corner-listening without being judgemental. Thank you.

Written by H.A. on Nov 09, 2019 after counseling with Christine for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Amazing friend, more than a therapist!