I am a doctoral level licensed clinical professional counselor, with twenty years of experience as a counselor. The most transformative aspect of counseling is feeling safe and supported by a knowledgeable therapist who will listen empathetically and without judgment, and I will help nurture and draw out your best self. I believe that your answers lie within you; my job is to help you discover your inner wisdom and identify and overcome the obstacles to self-actualization - whether they are internal (for example: low self-esteem, critical inner voice, shame, childhood traumas) or external (for example: illness, loss of a loved one, partner betrayal, family issues, financial troubles). My counseling approach is therefore client-centered, strengths based, and solution-focused.
My education background includes a Bachelor of Science in Human Development, a Master of Science in Professional Counseling, and a Doctorate of Psychology in Marriage and Family Therapy. I have provided counseling online for seven years, helping people navigate life, its hardships, and its challenges. I've worked in private practice, specialty clinics, community mental health centers, and hospitals. My clients come from varying ethnic, racial, socioeconomic, and religious backgrounds. Some of my specialties include depression, anxiety, and mood disorders. I have also a great deal of experience working with those who have endured trauma and abuse. I also have extensive experience with VIP clients and high profile cases.
My counseling style is warm and interactive, but with positive accountability to encourage healthy changes. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion - no matter what emotional processing is being worked through or expressed. Having been originally trained in Jungian and narrative therapies in classic psychoanalysis, your story matters to me and matters in its telling. My approach also combines cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, and rational-emotive counseling for a trauma-responsive approach that provides support and healing. Your treatment plan will be tailored to meet your unique and specific needs.
It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.
I look forward to working with you!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
Depression , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Dissociation , Domestic Violence , Expats , Family of Origin Issues , First Responder Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Isolation/Loneliness , Mood Disorders , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Personality Disorders , Post-traumatic Stress , Self-Love , Women's Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
LPC #3955 (Expires: 2023-06-29)
LCPC #2629 (Expires: 2022-09-30)
LCMHC #11743380-6004 (Expires: 2022-09-30)
These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Emily Christensen. 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.
She is very professional and understanding. im very happy with her work.
Dr. Christensen started my therapy strong and seemed like she was very knowledgeable and possibly the best therapist I had worked with yet. Sadly, two weeks into working with her she became unavailable for 3 weeks with an automated message that appeared once a week. I feel like I’m paying a lot for this service and to have no help while still paying full price for this service left a bit of a bad taste in my mouth.
Dr. Christensen has been so helpful to me. She is there so willing to receive feelings, both good and bad and explain hard concepts. She was helpful for me in problem solving and encourage me to think and seek an answer, but if I could not, she was there to suggest ones to see what would feel right to me. I've had a handful of counselors, but Dr. Christensen shines. She has an appropriate sense of humor with me and gained my trust early on, which can be hard to do. I need to take a break from Betterhelp right now, but if I am able to return it will be to her.
Dr. Christensen has really helped me to see the good in how I’m navigating marital discord and validating my efforts while helping me to see things from a different perspective.
Dr. Christensen has been so great to work with, she is thoughtful and understanding. I can really tell that she takes the time to listen and care for my needs.
She's absolutely excellent. Big changes happening over here!
Dr. Christensen is absolutely wonderful. I've only been working with her for a few weeks, but I have already made so much progress in my struggle to be vulnerable, and I've been able to open up to her more, and trust her more than any other therapist I've ever worked with. She is helpful, gives the most amazing feedback and she's always there for support. I am so thrilled I found Dr. Christensen, because I actually have hope for my future, which has been hard to achieve lately- especially with what's going on in our world today. She is definitely a huge gift/blessing to her clients.
Thanks for helping me when I needed it.
Although this is my first time being open to therapy, I feel like Dr. Christensen is very perceptive. She seems to know what my answer will be before she asks her questions.
She's very smart and very empathetic!
I just started with her but she is amazing
Dr. Christensen is very affirming and responsive. She helps me to not be so hard on myself, and helps me to reframe issues that I face. I’m grateful for her counseling.
I love Dr. Christensen, she has been so patient and understanding just in the conversations we have. I feel like we have so much in common as far as beliefs go and I’m so thankful to have her to talk to and as a safe space.
I switched to Dr. Christensen after the first matched therapist didn't work out. I have been so happy with her. She has a lot of expertise and also life experience to share. For anyone needing strictly virtual therapy, I would highly recommend Dr. Christensen.
I’ve been working with Dr Christensen for a few weeks. I feel that she has great feedback and asks the perfect questions to help you reflect/think on things.
She is awesome
Dr. Christensen is enormously compassionate, and her articulation on the mechanisms of emotion give great insight to anyone seeking personal growth or mindfulness.
Dr. Christensen is wonderful. Her counseling style is perfect for me and my ever changing schedule. I can message her whenever I feel the need and she gets back to me as soon as her work day starts. She also sends applicable and interesting articles to help recognize my emotions and how to take care of myself.
Dr. C is kind and thoughtful in her questions and responses. I like the worksheets because it forces me to really evaluate how I'm doing. I feel like I can be vulnerable with her and admit my feelings of guilt or shame (even if I know they aren't rational).
It's pretty difficult to do counseling when the counselor isn't ever available. I can't even make appointments with her! And she didn't even listen to me she just threw worksheets at me. If you're not going to be available and not listen, maybe counseling isn't for you.
She sees the intrinsic beauty in people and I love that
She is really on top of things! Always has something helpful or supportive to say. She also shares great articles and general ways to heal and cope
She’s very understanding and intelligent. Compassionate and also eloquent with her messaging. I’m glad she’s working with me.
Dr. Christensen is a brilliant knowledgeable and compassionate counselor. Her insights were key to my development and reduction in emotional pain.
Dr. Christensen has helped me a ton over the last couple months. She helped me to understand the root of my issues in a way I never have before. She's quick to respond and always provides tools to help improve my mental health journey.
She seems very knowledgeable about my issues and has provided constructive feedback.
Dr. Christensen hasnt been my therapist for long but she is listening and has been a big help! She doesnt contradict me but also helps me with advise and to understand myself better. Shes a great therapist. (:
I really like the short and direct responses that get me to start thinking about the why.
I've only been speaking with Dr. Emily for about a week now, and after speaking with her, she has been able to generally figure out what is going on, and is in the process of providing me with the proper tools to work on a healthier mental state. I very much look forward to her responses, which are always very insightful!
Compassionate, empathetic and directed help - to take new actions for new outcomes - is a strength of Dr. Christensen’s techniques and communication.
Dr. Christensen is absolutely wonderful. She really listens to what is going on and guides you through understanding yourself and how you can heal. The way she explains things is spot on and the work sheets she assigns really make you think. I look forward to continuing our work together and getting better.
Dr. Christensen's is very supportive and a good listener. She meets my needs. I can count on her. Shes there for me. She is helpful. I'm glad to talk to her about my life.
Absolutely amazing. Brought so much light to all the things I haven't seen or realized. Definitely would recommend her to anyone.
Dr. Christensen is great! She really listens and provides great reading materials. She also genuinely seems to care about my wellbeing and responds to messages promptly.
Dr. Christensen has been extremely helpful thus far. She asks a lot of thought-provoking questions which have helped me identify feelings and behaviors in myself that I otherwise might not be able too see on my own.
Dr. Christensen has been amazing! Even with the pandemic she has still been able to do her best and help me get through some trauma!
I've only been with Dr. Christensen for a short time, but I'm always excited to receive messages from her! Working with her inspires me to sort through my struggles and work towards being a better, more genuine version of myself.
I have been with Dr. Christensen for about 3 weeks now and I'm so thankful for her. She helps guide me with thoughtful questions, validation when necessary and attentive listening. Dr. Christensen has a very quick, consistent response time and I truly look forward to her messages.
Dr. Christensen is amazing. I was hesitant about e-therapy at first but she is the first counselor to ever make me feel validated. I highly appreciate her breadth of knowledge as well for it helps me approach my problems logically and rationally. I trust her and I can tell her anything. She is sweet, respectful, smart, and honest.
Although she can only message, I get so much feedback and information in one message a day. It also works really well with my busy schedule so I reply at my own convenience without the pressure of being there on time for a video call.
Very hard working and intelligent human, she is a lovely counselor and is very compassionate. I would definitely recommend her.
Great feedback and very responsive.
I am very pleased and impressed with Dr Christensen's expertise when it comes to dealing with anxiety, depression, family trauma, and self esteem. She is very positive and offers evidence based education and resources to help me deal with my mental health concerns. I have only been working with her for a short time, but I have already noticed improvements in my day to day mental health because I have someone who will provide sage advice who is unbiased and seems to truly care about my outcome as a patient.
I already have suggested BetterHelp to a friend and said what a great counselor I have.
I really like Dr. Christensen, and being able to message any time I need to is a real help.
I’m glad I was finally able to find someone that works for my schedule and preference. Very pleased.
I feel comfortable and confident talking to Dr. Christensen about anything. She responds timely and I appreciate it.
Dr. Christensen is my first therapist, and while I was nervous at first, she has made me become confident about exploring myself, emotions and habits. She is an expert at helping to identify behavior patterns and solutions or options, and I feel 100% safe sharing my personal details and daily journals with her!
She's lovely. She really tries to connect and be a place of kindness and understanding while pushing you to grow. I owe her a great deal of the progress I've made as a person since I met her. 10/10 would recommend.
I have looked up to Dr. Christensen for a while as I have followed her on Facebook and my heart is happy that I get to be her client :-) has I was pleased and surprised to find her here on BetterHelp. I find her to be very empathic, so far. I'm looking forward to digging into more details with her about my issues, and hearing her feedback and guidance. Thank you!
Dr. Christensen has been very kind, supportive, and positive. I feel very comfortable with her and appreciate her feedback.
I really like her so far! She has been kind and she listens.
Dr. Christensen is so professional and comforting. She was very up front with me in explaining her services and when she would be available. She told me when I should expect to hear from her and lets me know if ever she will be away.
She has been such a calm voice of reason in my life recently and I am so grateful for her support. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is considering counseling.
Emily is wonderful, she's understanding and very helpful.
I just recently began therapy with Dr. Christensen, and she has already been tremendously helpful. She’s very organized with her schedule so I always knows when she is available. I can send her a message on her off days and know she will respond soon enough. She’s always checking up on me, which shows her dedication. I trust Dr. Christensen already and have faith that her expertise will help bring me to a better place. Her words are kind yet honest, which is exactly what I need. I feel she listens to me and takes in everything I say. She is an expert, nonetheless.
Dr. Christensen is very warm and thoughtful. She offers great insight into my predicaments and lets me work at my own pace. Highly recommend.