Christine has been an active practicing therapist in public and private practice settings since 1999. She was a medical social worker in the Providence Portland and St. Vincent health systems for 18 years, most of which was in the ED setting.
She has also been in private practice since then where her therapeutic approaches are specifically catered to the individual client, often involving an eclectic repertoire of psychodynamic, humanistic, narrative, mindfulness, and family systems theories.
She specializes in attachment-related issues, has extensive experience providing counseling and coaching services to health care professionals, and has a focus and significant clientele associated with issues of identity and self- worth. She also works largely with issues that affect Asian-Americans as well as those that are biracial or multiracial.
Following graduating with her Master’s in clinical social work, Christine worked with at-risk children and families. This was followed with experience as an emergency department social worker along with maintaining an active private practice since 2001.
She has extensive crisis therapy experience as a frontline relief worker in disaster settings such as the Sumatra, Indonesia earthquake and tsunami in 2004 that killed 227,000 along with Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Her experience has also included providing mental health support to active duty military personnel and their families stationed in Germany during the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Christine has significant experience in providing both short and longer term therapy to nurses, doctors, and other healthcare workers, with many of her current clients affected by recent trauma and burnout while working in ICU and other frontline acute care settings in the Portland area.