My goal is to help people find meaning and purpose in life, find common pathways between actions and thoughts and create a safe place to find positive solutions. I can find creative ways to approach growth and change in daily lives. For many people, change is difficult, and they cannot move past the barrier of unfamiliar feelings. Together, we find solutions that help move away from anxiety and unfamiliar feelings towards self-confidence.
Empathy, compassion and understanding help to take a relational, non-judgmental approach to my work. I aim to make each client feel accomplishment and strength along with realizing their role in finding positive change. I specialize in helping people improve their individual selves or their relationships, move out of feeling stuck, and reduce their anxiety, depression or anger.
I encourage a non-adversarial approach in identifying individual, needs and strengths to determine where the breakdown in an individual or relationship occurred in order to strengthen, restructure, reorganize and rebuild.
My innate strength of understanding, empathy, compassion, and integrity is my foundation for professional services. My instinctive strengths help in my ability to effectively identify and determine unhealthy individual or relationship patterns to provide direct, simple and straight forward techniques of communicating. This is instrumental in helping people stay grounded, focused and validated. I am a kind, empathetic, compassionate and thoughtful therapist with a personality and list of skills that sets me apart.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy correspond with my style; However, I prefer to individualize treatment for each client by choosing the specific type of theory or therapy that meets individual, relationship or family needs that target the desired outcome of therapy.
I am an experienced, trained and Licensed Marriage and Family therapist specializing in treating individuals with mental, emotional or behavioral disorders and couples experiencing relationship distress. I am skilled to treat not only the disorder but the impact these disorders have on relationship networks such as social setting, school, dating, marriage relationships and families. My vast experience includes clinically assessing and treating/counseling for couples, families and individuals of all ages, maintaining family and individual safety, counseling for domestic violence and substance abuse, teaching parenting skills, anger management and stress management. Not only am I a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I am also a Family Divorce Mediator, Child Custody Evaluator, a Nationally Certified Parent Instructor and a Qualified Parent Coordinator.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
I also have experience in Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Depression
LMFT #MT 3108 (Expires: 2021-03-01)
Christine has been super helpful to my partner and I. She’s helped us communicate more effectively and has been a great support while we work on our relationship. She asks great questions that get us thinking and empowers us to take control of our recovery.
She is very understanding and I feel safe and comfortable with her.
Christine has been helpful in guiding us to reach a decision that we both are comfortable with. Christine is a great listener and she knows how to ask the right questions at the right times. She always follows up with us between sessions to see how we are doing. She has been a great help! Much appreciated and highly suggested for a couple going through tough times.
Christine is very helpful.
Christine was absolutely amazing. Her responsiveness was great. She would ask the right questions at the right times and I could not imagine going through my situation without her guidance. She would frequently check in on me and had great availability for our sessions. The reason I am in such a better place is due to her. Thank you, Christine.
Dr. Whittaker has been so helpful to both me and my partner. We came to her for relationship maintenance, and she gave us lots of strategies for better communication as well as valuable insights to help us be the best couple we can be. She is a great listener, and is very knowledgeable about different personality types. After working with her for a month, we feel more confident in our relationship and in ourselves. We will definitely work with her again in the future!