About Christine

I am a Mental Health Practitioner with a Masters of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from St. Cloud State University. I am certified as a Prepare/Enrich premarital and marital counseling provider with experience working with couples and individuals in the LGBTQ+ community, including those in the polyamorous/non-monogamous, non-binary, intersex, and asexual communities.

My work focuses on children ages 6 and up, teenagers, and adult couples where I utilize my background in science to provide evidence-based, compassionate care. I utilize Internal Family Systems, Emotionally Focused, experiential, CBT, attachment-focused, developmental psychology, narrative, and somatic experiencing therapies in a way that is tailored to meet the needs of each client and situation. My specialties include working with relational/marital concerns, PTSD, depression, anxiety, attachment issues, men’s issues, career and professional development, life transitions, and peer/school relationships. I am passionate about meeting people where they are at developmentally, spiritually, emotionally, professionally, and cognitively to help them walk towards healing. Together we will develop a plan to help you get where you want to be, working together to identify strengths and growth areas.

A session with me involves a lot of humor, compassion, and honesty. I believe strongly that creating a safe environment for individuals and couples to feel comfortable being vulnerable and facing themselves honestly is the key to successful change. We are all human and I strive to utilize the imperfections inherent in human nature to build relationships and model growth with my clients. There is great power in relationships and secure attachments, so I work hard to create a mutually secure and trusting bond with all my clients to support their growth.

“No one can persuade another to change. Each of us guards a gate of change that can only be opened from the inside.”  


―Virginia Satir

Memberships and Associations

American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

 

AAMFT Couples and Intimate Relationships Group

 

Minnesota Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

Education

Master of Science, Marriage and Family Therapy

St. Cloud State University

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