Christine graduated Summa Cum Laude from Hope International University and received a Bachelor Degree in Human Development with an emphasis in Biblical Studies. Also from Hope, she earned her Master of Arts Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy in December 2007. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in individual, couples and family therapy, trained in E.M.D.R. and certified in Brene Brown's Shame Resiliency Model. She is also a facilitator in the Connections Curriculum Community.
Shame Resiliency is a modality showing how individuals can learn to overcome perfectionism and the shame that keeps them disconnected from self and others and move into a life of living wholeheartedly. A life of spiritual resiliency, authenticity and cultivating a deeper sense of love and belonging in their lives.
Among her areas of expertise are Relationship Issues, PTSD, past and present Trauma, Shame Resiliency, Depression, Anxiety, Aging, Women's Issues, Loss and Grief issues, Divorce, Parenting, Crisis and Issues of Faith and Spirituality, and Substance Abuse.
Christine has a heart for helping people grow and has worked many years as a counselor in the surrounding area jails and prisons, as well as a volunteer Chaplain at Corona Regional Hospital and Hospice services. She has a passion for counseling individuals who are struggling to make it through the difficult storms and transitions of life while offering a safe, emphatic, and support environment in which to achieve the peace and stability they are looking for. As a married women, mother, and grandmother she provides a nurturing environment to explore the challenging issues women often face in their lives be it single parenting, divorce, aging and self image issues, or relationship difficulties. The ultimate goal of therapy is offering a compassionate environment in which all clients can heal and experience new personal growth while being supported through the process.
Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges and transitions. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.
Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy
License Marriage and Family Therapist MFC #50133
Trained in Part I and Part II of E.M.D.R.
SAP (Substance Abuse Professional)
CCF-Connection Curriculum Facilitator
Member of California Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (CAMFT)
Member of EMDR International Association (EMDRIA)