Dina Critel-Rathje


About Me

Hello, I am a licensed marriage and family therapist with 30 years of experience working as an independent mental health therapist. I have worked with a variety of clients, individuals, couples and families who have a variety of issues, including marriage , family, depression, attachment and problem solving to resolve life issues. I have also worked with families coping with attachment and adoption issues, stage of life and chronic illness.
My counseling style is person centered and when appropriate, I bring humor to my therapy sessions. My style includes system focused, cognitive behavior therapy, trauma informed and solution focused. I believe in short term, solution focused therapy, many individuals do not need to be in therapy for months to resolve issues that have brought them into therapy.
I offer flexible appointment scheduling. While I have a few openings identified on the site, please know that I am willing to work with you to find a time that works for both of us. Don't hesitate to contact me if you want to work with me.
If you are ready to address issues interfering with your life, family and personal life satisfaction, I am ready to help you . I look forward to working with you.


  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Parenting issues
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 30

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LIMHP #81 (Expires: 2024-09-01)

LMFT #28 (Expires: 2024-09-01)


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dina Critel-Rathje. 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.

Written by L.I. on Mar 14, 2022 after therapy with Dina for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Dina understands my needs and she holds me accountable, which really helps me grow. She's very honest, resourceful and compassionate. I'm getting ready to make some changes and I trust her to help me navigate those. 10/10 would recommend.

Written by A.S. on Mar 01, 2022 after therapy with Dina for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

I love Dina! She is so kind and listens well. She's helped me uncover a lot of thoughts and feelings that I didn't realize were there

Written by N.A. on Jan 13, 2022 after therapy with Dina for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd

So far, she has been excellent. She has hit on things that I am so grateful for.

Written by S.T. on Mar 31, 2021 after therapy with Dina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and parenting issues

Dina has been such a great listener. We have only had 3 live sessions, andI know it can take a while to work through all my issues, but I am looking forward to each session!

Work with me!