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)


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Joseph 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 M.A. on Aug 30, 2021 after therapy with Joseph for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Joe is a really great listener and he always brings a very positive energy to our conversations. It often takes a lot of courage for people, including me, to reach out for help. However, once I started talking with Joe it all felt so much easier than I expected! He really makes you feel comfortable, like you are talking to a friend who you’ve known for years. The experience he has really comes through in our sessions and I love that he is able to always give me an objective, while at the same time realistic and very well supported by neurological data and facts overview of my own thoughts and feelings.

I am very happy with our sessions and I would certainly recommend Joe!

Written by D.A. on May 25, 2021 after therapy with Joseph for 3 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and grief

Not only is the concept of BetterHelp lovely, but Joe is really a great counselor. As much as I despise the Judge who ordered me to counseling, I have to thank her, because I would have never come across Joe. I actually just referred this site to a friend. I highly recommend Joe!

Written by J.A. on May 18, 2021 after therapy with Joseph for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Although Joe Christensen's approach to therapy (at least in my case) may be less traditional with more of a focus on internal analysis within an existential framework, I nevertheless found Joe's counseling to be extremely helpful. These sessions helped me re-center my focus and approach life with more confidence, direction, empathy, and tact. I couldn't recommend Joe highly enough.

Written by M.O. on May 16, 2021 after therapy with Joseph for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I started using Betterhelp during a time I felt overwhelmed and cripples by Anxiety and Depression. I did not know what to expect from therapy online, but ever since my first session with Joseph I felt very comfortable with him talking about my personal crisis.
Joseph was great at moving the conversation and helping out a lot of things into perspective. Joseph really helped me understand from a scientific and emotional level why I felt the way I felt.
Over the roughly three months we worked together I felt a great improvement in my sleep, mood, and learned to better control and understand my anxiety.
I am really glad I decided to start Betterhelp and I could not ask for a better counselor.

Written by H.A. on Mar 18, 2021 after therapy with Joseph for 3 months

Joseph is the best therapist I have ever worked with! (Trust me, I have seen a lot!) ;-)

I started using Betterhelp during the pandemic. I came to Joseph when I was dealing with a difficult period of time and anxiety/PTSD.

I've always felt very comfortable sharing my personal situation because he is very conversational and non judgmental. He deeply cares about his clients and and has been my cheerleader since day 1. We've had good laughs, and I've had some good cries. He is excellent at guiding our conversations and always prompts me to self reflect on what I've learned.

It's only been 3 months of working with Joseph and I feel like a new person on the other side. He was able to provide the support and guidance I needed to get through it.

I may not have met Joseph if it wasn't for Betterhelp and I highly recommend his expertise!

Written by M.I. on Mar 13, 2021 after therapy with Joseph for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Joe is really helpful in the short time I've worked with him. I feel at ease discussing things with him that I never taught I could and he breaks down my issues in a very logical way so that I can learn how to challenge them. Positive attitude and willingness to help in any way he can

Written by M.I. on Feb 01, 2021 after therapy with Joseph for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Mr. Joe is always very positive and a joy to work with. He is also great at breaking down concepts to help you see the bigger picture.

Written by M.A. on Jan 27, 2021 after therapy with Joseph for 3 months on issues concerning depression, lgbt, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Joe was an excellent counselor. He was attentive, remembered my details, and was sometimes comfortingly receptive and at other times helpfully directive. He was quick to answer my questions and adapt to my schedule and preferences in terms of how we interacted for each session (sometimes video, sometimes live chat). I’d recommend Joe to anyone.

Written by S.H. on Jan 12, 2021 after therapy 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 therapy 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.

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