I am a doctoral level licensed clinical professional counselor. My education background includes a Bachelor of Science in Human Development, a Master of Science in Professional Counseling, and a Doctorate of Psychology in Marriage and Family Therapy. I have twenty years experience as a counselor, with two years experience providing counseling online, helping adolescents navigate life, its hardships, and its challenges. This experience includes ten years treating adolescents in residential hospitals, fifteen years working with families and adolescents in community based-settings, and eight years working with children and adolescents in school-based settings.
Some of my specialties include depression, anxiety, and mood disorders. I have also a great deal of experience working with those who have endured trauma and abuse. I also have extensive experience with VIP clients and high profile cases.
I myself am married with six children, all with different special needs, and all adopted from foster care. My husband and I fostered 85 children over the years, and so I know the hard work of parenting as much as the authentic spirits of adolescents. My counseling style is warm and interactive, but with positive accountability to encourage healthy changes. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion - no matter what emotional processing is being worked through or expressed. Having been originally trained in Jungian and narrative therapies in classic psychoanalysis, your story matters to me and matters in its telling. My approach also combines cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, and rational-emotive counseling for a trauma-responsive approach that provides support and healing. Your treatment plan will be tailored to meet your unique and specific needs.
It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.
I look forward to working with you!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
I also have experience in Parenting issues, Bipolar disorder, Depression
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LPC #3955 (Expires: 2020-06-30)
LCPC #2629 (Expires: 2020-09-30)
I have looked up to Dr. Christensen for a while as I have followed her on Facebook and my heart is happy that I get to be her client :-) has I was pleased and surprised to find her here on teen counseling. I find her to be very empathic, so far. I'm looking forward to digging into more details with her about my issues, and hearing her feedback and guidance. Thank you!
Dr. Christensen has been very kind, supportive, and positive. I feel very comfortable with her and appreciate her feedback.
I really like her so far! She has been kind and she listens.
She helps me know what causes my anxiety to trigger and how to make it less as well as just letting me talk about random stuff because of my add mind!
Great at listening and giving you tools to deal with life stressors. Always answers promptly. Excellent at giving advice and constructive criticism while remaining nonjudgemental. I'm extremely happy I got matched to her!!!
So thankful for Dr. Christensen. She has really helped me and encouraged me!
Dr. Christensen is so professional and comforting. She was very up front with me in explaining her services and when she would be available. She told me when I should expect to hear from her and lets me know if ever she will be away.
She has been such a calm voice of reason in my life recently and I am so grateful for her support. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is considering counseling.
Emily is wonderful, she's understanding and very helpful.
I have been very pleased with Dr. Christensen so far and would recommend her to anyone.
She is being helpful and she will give hands how to hand things and signs of stress.
So far I’m really liking her.
I just recently began therapy with Dr. Christensen, and she has already been tremendously helpful. She’s very organized with her schedule so I always knows when she is available. I can send her a message on her off days and know she will respond soon enough. She’s always checking up on me, which shows her dedication. I trust Dr. Christensen already and have faith that her expertise will help bring me to a better place. Her words are kind yet honest, which is exactly what I need. I feel she listens to me and takes in everything I say. She is an expert, nonetheless.
Dr. Christensen is very knowledgeable and has shown the compassion I have needed for a long time to be able to explain how the things in my life and my response have made my life difficult for me. She has established a trusting relationship with me to the point that she is able to help me change my thinking and way of relating so that I am helped out of the trouble I have been having in relationships. Balancing truth with love and faithfulness, she has helped me a lot.
She has helped to validate my feelings and to understand myself better.
Dr. Christensen is very warm and thoughtful. She offers great insight into my predicaments and lets me work at my own pace. Highly recommend.