Christine Whittaker, LMFT

(LMFT., Licensed, Marriage, and, Family, Therapist)

About Me

My goal is to help people find meaning and purpose in life, find common pathways between actions and thoughts and create a safe place to find positive solutions. I can find creative ways to approach growth and change in daily lives. For many people, change is difficult, and they cannot move past the barrier of unfamiliar feelings. Together, we find solutions that help move away from anxiety and unfamiliar feelings towards self-confidence.
Empathy, compassion and understanding help to take a relational, non-judgmental approach to my work. I aim to make each client feel accomplishment and strength along with realizing their role in finding positive change. I specialize in helping people improve their relationships, move out of feeling stuck, and reduce their anxiety, depression or anger.
I encourage a non-adversarial approach in identifying individual, risks, needs and strengths to determine where the breakdown in an individual or family occurred in order to strengthen, restructure, reorganize and rebuild. My innate strength of understanding, empathy, compassion, and integrity is my foundation for professional services. My instinctive strengths help in my ability to effectively identify and determine unhealthy individual or family patterns to provide direct, simple and straight forward techniques of communicating are instrumental in helping people stay grounded, focused and validated. I am a kind, empathetic, compassionate and thoughtful therapist with a personality and list of skills that sets me apart.
Cognitive Behavioral and Solution Focused therapy correspond with my style; However, I prefer to individualize treatment for each client by choosing the specific type of theory or therapy that meets individual, relational or family needs that target the desired outcome of therapy.
I am an experienced, trained and Licensed Marriage and Family therapist specializing in treating more than just mental, emotional or behavioral disorders. My additional training certifies that I am skilled to treat not only the disorder but the impact these disorders have on relationship networks such as social setting, school, dating, marriage relationships and families. My vast experience includes clinically assessing and treating/counseling for couples, families and individuals of all ages, maintaining family and individual safety, counseling for domestic violence and substance abuse, teaching parenting skills, anger management and stress management. Not only am I a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I am also a Family Divorce Mediator, Child Custody Evaluator, a Nationally Certified Parent Instructor, Qualified Parent Coordinator, routinely testify as an expert witness, and authored a DCF approved Parent Education and Family Stabilization Course curriculum and actively taught the course.





Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Relationship issues
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem

I also have experience in Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes

Years of Experience: 8

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMFT #MT 3108 (Expires: 2021-03-31)


Reviews

Written by H.A. on Jul 14, 2019 after counseling with Christine for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and self esteem

Christine was very helpful. She helped me understand my problems in a logical manager and helped me shift my thinking. She's very understanding and is great at listening. I liked how she helped deal with my issue in the moment and taught me how to prevent thinking this way in the future. Thank you so much for all your help!

Written by P.I. on Jul 12, 2019 after counseling with Christine for 6 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Christine was amazing. I previously had really great results with an in-office therapist and while I had my suspensions, I had very high expectations for online counseling because the one thing I struggled with in-office is feeling as though my therapist was unavailable to me until our next scheduled appointment. Christine was very responsive from day one and even if the time didn't show as available for chat, video or call on her calendar, I would let her know it was urgent and she would fit me in. Among many things, she is a great listener and it is obvious she does not judge, cares about what you're feeling, and truly wants to help you. Words can't express how grateful I am for Christine.

Written by M.A. on Jul 10, 2019 after counseling with Christine for 5 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Christine was very responsive and she took time out to understand what my issues were. She did provide some good insights and great advice regarding the situation I was facing. I will surely remember our discussions. Having someone to listen to you and to provide constructive feedback goes a long way. Thank you Christine.

Written by T.I. on Jun 01, 2019 after counseling with Christine for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and lgbt

She’s been incredibly helpful, responds quickly, and is attentive to my problems. I cannot say enough how this has helped me over the past month. So thankful for Christine and this app.