Dr. Joseph Christopherson


About Me

I am a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) with over 25 years of clinical experience with individuals, families, couples, and organizational systems which lends itself to helping family-owned businesses on issues such as family relationships, boundaries, and succession planning,. My primary approach to therapy is based in Bowenian Systems Theory. Systems Theory is predicated on the idea that one person's behavior effects others in the system, either positively or negatively. My practice experiences include anger management, sexual, emotional, and physical abuse survivors, and helping people process grief.
I earned a bachelor's degree in Cultural Anthropology from William Jewel College in Liberty, MO; a Master's Degree in Marriage & Family Therapy from Houston Graduate School of Theology in Houston, TX; and a Doctoral Degree in Mental Health Organizational Leadership from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, AZ.


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

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Years of Experience: 26

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video





LMFT #4643 (Expires: 2024-04-30)


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Joseph Christopherson. 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 C.L. on Jun 22, 2022 after therapy with Joseph for 1 month on issues concerning grief, and intimacy-related issues

Dr Christopherson started out to hear what all I was dealing with and my concerns before ever suggesting or saying what I need to do etc. His response was thoughtful and had my best interest at heart I believe. I look forward to each session with what I bring to the table and he hears me out.

Written by L.E. on Jun 21, 2022 after therapy with Joseph for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

My husband and I have been meeting with Dr Christopherson for over a month. He is really great at listening and guiding a conversation. He offers you honest feedback and lots of encouragement. I often leave our sessions feeling really positive and excited for change. I really appreciate his biblical based approach that takes the spirit, body and soul all into account. Truly recommend him for marriage counseling!

Written by F.A. on Jun 01, 2022 after therapy with Joseph for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Very professional and good to talk to

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