Dr. Faline Christensen

LMFT

About Me

I have noticed that people often come to therapy hoping that their lives can be better. I offer hope based on many observations that people CAN achieve the improvement and change they are seeking. I will help you find the resources you need, and to think and see things in different ways. It will be my privilege and honor to walk with you in your journey of meaningful and lasting positive change in your life. I am your advocate for becoming emotionally strong and sustaining healthy mental well-being. Whatever the reason you are seeking therapy--depression, anxiety, trauma, anger management, parenting, unhappiness, loneliness, infidelity, etc.--your therapy will be uniquely for you. I am genuinely committed to help you heal, find peace and hope, and grow stronger emotionally.

Some things about me as a therapist: 1. I am a marriage and family therapist of 25 years, with a Masters degree and a PhD degree. My license to work as LMFT is current and active in both Texas and Utah. 2. I am committed to life-long learning and improving my skills by receiving the best professional trainings from the top scholars and practitioners in the counseling world. This benefits you when you experience the outstanding care and treatment you want. 3. I create a caring and welcoming environment. As a systemic thinker, I believe that many emotional problems have been influenced, and maybe even jointly created with some of the people in our lives. When needed, we will address those influences in a useful way. You will find me compassionate, empathic, understanding, knowledgable, and friendly. 4. Whatever your challenges, I respect you and I will work with you. You will receive my unique perspective, you will experience increased light and understanding along with wisdom garnered from life experiences, and we will work together toward your healing, wholeness, happiness, and resolution.

I use the Emotionally Focused Therapy model, which is based in attachment theory. There are many studies that confirm the power, or weakness, of attachment in emotional well-being. A person may get stuck in one of three basic patterns, where they don't believe they can connect safely with other people. They may react with blaming, or with hostile criticism, where they may feel wounded and enrage the other; or one or the other may just feel like giving up. In therapy, I look to see and understand the whole "dance." Each person is trapped, maybe attacking, and then the other gets defensive. Or one makes it hard for the other to be open and responsive, and the other may feel separate and alone, and pursuing the other for connection. These patterns are universal because our needs and fears, and our responses to perceived loss and separation, are universal. We can know the nature of love, tune in to these moments of disconnection and protest--then people can learn to see the negative pattern as the enemy, not each other.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Parenting issues
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Attachment Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Years of Experience: 25

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMFT #201774 (Expires: 2023-06-30)

LMFT #4991874-3902 (Expires: 2022-09-30)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Faline 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.

Written by R.H. on Jul 05, 2022 after therapy with Faline for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and parenting issues

Dr. Faline Christensen is very thoughtful and giving of her time and her expertise. She has insightful ideas for solving complex problems, and she has a way of simplifying problems to make them seem much more manageable. I highly recommend Dr. Christensen!!

Written by M.A. on Jul 05, 2022 after therapy with Faline for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Dr. Christensen has been a great help for me. I look forward to our next meeting. I recommend her she understands how to help me.

Written by K.. on Jul 04, 2022 after therapy with Faline for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, parenting issues, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Very great first session

Written by B.R. on May 30, 2022 after therapy with Faline for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

She is experienced and knowledgeable. Very personable and easy to talk to.

Work with me!