About Christine

I am passionate about helping you see your own strengths and to create new ways of understanding yourself, your power, and your ability to move forward on your journey in life.  I am honored to guide you in your growth and healing process.

I am passionate in helping clients as well as advocating for and contributing to the field of therapy. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, serving a diverse range of clients, ages, genders, and cultures. I love working with clients who have concerns about anxiety, depression, panic disorder, phobias, bi-polar, trauma, PTSD, at risk youth, transitional ages, low self-esteem, self-harm, gender and sexuality concerns, dual diagnosis, and more. I have worked in a variety of community, clinical, school, mobile crisis, veterans, and hospital settings. I use evidenced based practices such as solution focused therapy, CBT, mindfulness, and the creative process—all with genuine sincerity and humility.

On the personal side, I identify myself as a feminist, photographer, and artist. I am an avid reader in all types of books, particularly research and graphic novels.  I am also actively working on publishing my own graphic novel revolving around feminist and gender empowerment. 

In addition to talk therapy, I am passionate about art therapy. Besides being a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), I am also a Registered Art Therapist (ATR) and currently a student in NDNU’s PhD program focusing on research in the field of art therapy. I can facilitate our sessions through the use of art if you are curious to try.  When words might not be able to express how you feel, creativity can.  Don’t worry, No need to be an artist!  Creativity can promote mindfulness, focus, healing, personal reflection, and powerful metaphors that help you understand yourself, your intentions, and ways to reach your goals. I hope to integrate talk and creativity in the healing process, and share the rich rewards the creative process has to offer to those that might find interest in exploring creative expression.

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LANGUAGES:

English

SPECIALTIES:

Anxiety, depression, panic disorder, phobias, bi-polar, trauma, PTSD, at risk youth, transitional ages, low self-esteem, self-harm, gender and sexuality concerns, dual diagnosis, life transitions, grief & loss, relationship issues, school/work-life balance, parenting, and family dynamics.

STRENGTHS:

Calm, warm, artistic, direct, logical, sharp thinker. She is a talk therapist and art therapist. Christine graduated with her MA in Marriage and Family Therapy and Art Therapy from Notre Dame de Namur in 2015.  She is a BBS Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Registered Art Therapist. She is also certified in Trauma Informed Care Services by Santa Clara County.


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