Christine Spuhler


About Me


I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have been working with families and teens for over 30 years. Over the years, I have particular experience working with issues including anxiety, depression, divorce and blended families, immigrant and minority issues, identity and multiculturalism, trauma, abuse, chronic medical illness, attachment, grief and loss and special needs.

I have been certified in trauma therapy as well as EAGALA equine therapy. My current four-legged partner is my English Cream Golden Retriever, Odin - named in honor of the Viking god, Odin, the god of healing and wisdom.

Although I grew up in a small town of approximately 3,000 in rural Wisconsin, I was blessed with the opportunities of living in Bolivia and Guatemala. I experienced the immense differences that exist between childhood and teen experiences in different worlds. My friends and family hail from countries around the world and my celebratory events often resemble the United Nations. I am immensely grateful for this diverse reality which has given me a profound perspective of humankind and the world we live in.

I completed my graduate degree in Clinical Social Work at the University of Chicago. My undergraduate degree in Anthropology and Spanish is from the University of Wisconsin - Madison.


  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Parenting issues
  • Coping with life changes
  • Compassion fatigue
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Imago Relationship Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video





LCSW #149.014337 (Expires: 2021-11-30)


Written by D.E. on Mar 30, 2021 after counseling with Christine for 1 month

Christine was a great help to our High School son experience a lot of past and current pressures of life. She was able to lead David back to us (parents) so that we all could work through issues and grow stronger as a family. THANK YOU! Dad and Mom