Joseph Christensen


About Me

I have over 30 years of experience in mental health and have been licensed in the states of California; Oregon and Washington. I possess a Master of Addiction Counseling and have supervised 5 mental health and addictions treatment programs in addition to my experience with counseling. My diverse professional background includes experience in residential; in-patient psychiatric hospitalization in two countries (United States and United Kingdom); school based; military; forensic and community-based counseling services. In addition to this, I possess an extensive background in early brain development consulting; closed head and traumatic brain injury; developmental counseling; couples, family and life-stage counseling and all issues pertaining to human lifespan identity. I have taught the following coursework at a university level: Human Development; Child Development; Attraction and Romantic Love; Pediatric Neuropsychology; Abnormal Psychology; Introduction to Psychology and Death and Dying. My approach to counseling is client centered; empathetic; non-judgmental; and solution focused aligned with your personal priorities and goals. My client’s drive the direction of treatment and decide when they have reached a level of satisfaction to discontinue therapy. My door is always open for brief, intermediate or long-term depth work. I can't wait to meet you!


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

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LMFT #107509 (Expires: 2022-07-31)


Written by S.H. on Jan 12, 2021 after counseling with Joseph for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and grief

Mr. Joe is very helpful in offering different perspectives from an empathetic view. I especially appreciate his experience with addiction.

Written by J.A. on Jan 04, 2021 after counseling with Joseph for 2 months on issues concerning self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

Joseph is a kind, understanding and knowledgeable about the brain and how it works. He works in a very scientific way and explains everything in an easily understandable, yet fun way.