Therapist Christine Whittaker Photo

Christine Whittaker, LMFT

Stress, Anxiety LGBT Relationship issues Self esteem Coping with life changes
Video Phone Live Chat Messaging

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.

I am an experienced, trained and Licensed Marriage and Family therapist, Clinical Supervisor for MFT and MHC, and a life coach specializing in treating individuals with mental, emotional or behavioral disorders or couples experiencing relationship distress. I am skilled to treat disorders and the impact these disorders have on an interpersonal level, relationship networks such as social setting, school, dating, marriage relationships and families. I have worked with individuals, couples and families with all types of needs including mental health issues, relationship or family issues, intimacy and sexuality, relationship addiction, co-dependency, self-esteem, abuse in all forms, deciding to separate or breakup and working through the break up for almost 10 years both online and in my private practice. Not only am I a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I consultant as a Family Divorce Mediator, Child Custody Evaluator, a Nationally Certified Parent Instructor and a Qualified Parent Coordinator.

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 individual selves or their relationships, move out of feeling stuck, and reduce their anxiety, depression or anger. I encourage a non-adversarial approach in identifying individual, needs and strengths to determine where the breakdown in an individual or relationship 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 relationship patterns to provide direct, simple and straight forward techniques of communicating. This is 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 Therapy 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, relationship or family needs that target the desired outcome of therapy.

Professional experience

11yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety LGBT Relationship issues Self esteem Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family 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, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Visually Impaired, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat

License information


NC LMFT 2354


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Christine Whittaker. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Christine is a supportive and caring listener. I’ve so appreciated her.

Written on Dec 01, 2022 after therapy with Christine for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, coping with life changes, and adhd

She is just amazing!

Written on Oct 06, 2022 after therapy with Christine for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Christine has been a wonderful support for me through these last months as I have navigated through grieving the death of my father and some major changes in my personal and professional life. Her kind nature and extremely insightful approach to our work have led to many great conversations that I cherish dearly and lessons that I will certainly hold on to for years to come. I highly recommend booking a session with Christine as soon as you can!

Written on Sep 26, 2022 after therapy with Christine for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Ms. Whittaker is thoughtful, knowledgeable, respectful, and insightful. Very good experience.

Written on Sep 16, 2022 after therapy with Christine for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues

The consultations with Christine have helped me through difficult times while separating from a high conflict relationship. Christine ist very knowledgeable, pleasantly helpful and has provided guidance to making positive changes in my life.

Written on Sep 12, 2022 after therapy with Christine for 6 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and parenting issues

Christine is fantastic at what she does. Has really helped me out of a challenging situation. She fully understands everything I say and finds solutions that will help me. It’s wonderful working with her.

Written on Jul 21, 2022 after therapy with Christine for 6 months on issues concerning relationship issues