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 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.
I am an experienced, trained and Licensed Marriage and Family therapist specializing in treating individuals with mental, emotional or behavioral disorders and couples experiencing relationship distress. 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 and a Qualified Parent Coordinator.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
Addictions , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Career difficulties , Depression , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Antisocial Personality , Attachment Issues , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , 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 , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , 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 , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Narcissism , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Paranoia , Personality Disorders , Phobias , Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships , Postpartum Depression , Posttraumatic 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 Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LMFT #MT 3108 (Expires: 2021-03-01)
Christine got straight through to the root of the issue directly and quickly. She recommended a creative way to work through it that really suits me personally. I’ve only had a couple of sessions but I feel we have covered a lot already. Looking forward to continuing on this path of personal growth and development with her.
Christine is an excellent counsellor with an unmatched ability to listen and assess in tandem, getting directly to the heart of the issue with sensitivity and steady patience. My recommendation and gratitude for her expertise are immeasurable.
Wonderful from the beginning!
I am enjoying the help and counseling I am getting from Christine and BetterHelp.
Christine is very understanding of my concerns and needs, she is very good at putting her self in my shoes to see how to help me. The strategies she gave me are still helping me and she has changed how I feel about myself and my confidence. I highly recommend her! She is very easy to talk to and I didn't feel judged at all.
Christine has a very caring and gentle personality. She listens very well, keeps an open mind and asks good questions to get to the bottom of problems. She also takes quite an active role so it feels like you're having a conversation with a good friend who cares for your wellbeing rather than speaking into a sound recorder. The sound recorder experience is what I have had with previous counsellors. It might be effective eventually but I feel very frustrated in the process. Sessions with Christine feel comfortable and productive while hopefully also actually getting to the root of things.
Doctor Christine is an amazing, clever and very compassionate person. She affected me positively in every area of my life from my heath and career to my very toxic relationship. If you are suffering in any area of your life, talk with her and I guarantee and assure you that everything will get way better even more than you can imagine.
Christine is a very lovely woman who has helped me through a lot.
Very supportive with a friendly and caring approach. Very professional. Would recommend.
Christine Whittaker has been helpful in all the possible ways. She’s very understanding and supportive and has a great way of reaching to the roots of the topic discussed. Christine constantly checks up on me between our sessions through the apps messages and keeps things in mind to be discussed thoroughly within our next session. One of the many things that were mostly helpful was her recommendations of the books to read and the different resources that can be looked more into to have a deeper understanding and awareness regarding the matter discussed. In addition to the activities she recommends to do to overcome certain thoughts and help track one’s own progress. I am very grateful that I got matched to Christine!
Christine is a delight. She has helped me start to work through the trauma of being raised by a narcissist and patterns of abuse/codependency in my romantic relationship. I’m so happy that my first experience with therapy has been so positive and it’s all thanks to Christine!
Caring, attentive, respectful. Eager to listen and offers sound advice and tools for me to make my own decisions. Understands what I am going through.
Christine helped me so much with asserting myself more. I felt so full of anxiety and depression before I started, and Christine was patient to give me clarity to make better decisions for myself. I feel much more confident going forward!
Christine was an absolutely wonderful counselor! She helped me realize things about myself that I did not already realize. I highly recommend Christine as a counselor.
Christine Whittaker is an amazing counselor who was there for me when things in my life got difficult. She helped me establish a good emotional basis that I can now use to build a more solid structure for my life. The tips and exercises she gave me, I now use every day and will continue to practice as time goes on. She puts in a lot of hard work and effort which really shows through our sessions. I would definitely recommend her to anybody that needs their emotional basis reorganized and figured out.
Christine is very empathetic, supportive and responsive. She asks great questions that make you think very deeply to understand yourself. She has given me practical tools and strategies that have really helped me to tackle long standing issues with my family relationships. Her support and advice has been enlightening and transformative. I am so grateful for all her help.
Christine was helpful, responsive, empathetic, and overall a great therapist. She helped me address the issues I wanted to talk about and gain a better understanding about myself and my past. She offered good advice and directed me to lots of good resources.
Amazing therapist. Knowledgeable and listens with empathy. I feel she genuinely cares and has helped me so much.
Christine is by far the best person I have ever talked to. She’s prompt, smart, consistent, professional, and courteous. I couldn’t have found a better therapist.
Christine is very considerate and very attentive. The atmosphere that she creates feels really safe and welcoming. I am really thankful that I have her as my therapist.
I found Christine very easy to work with. It was the first time I have ever had counseling and I am really glad I did reach out. Talking to someone who is impartial, non-judgmental, who asked questions and offered advice was just what I needed to work through a difficult time. Christine is a great listener and she asks some pretty deep questions which make you think about what's really important. I would highly recommend Christine.
I would totally recommend Christine. She was very supportive and assertive when counseling me. I like that she was attentive and always kept the communication and the conversation flowing. The information that she gave me was very useful and I would have love to keep in her counseling. She is excellent at romantic relationship issues. :-)
Christine is an amazing counselor! She understands your problems and the line of thinking very fast and gives incredibly insightful and practical advice. I saw improvement really fast because I was able to actually implement the strategies that she taught me right away. If you want to work with a counselor who listens, understands, and actively supports, Christine is the right choice for you!
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!
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.
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.