"what about the theory. the fear of not being enough. and the fear of being 'too much.' are exactly the same fear. the fear of being you."
Hello! My name is Christine Anderson and I use she/her/hers pronouns. I am glad you made your way to my website. Here is some more information about who I am and the work I do.
I spent my formative years growing up in the Pacific Northwest, north of the Seattle area near the San Juan Islands. I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree in English language and literature from the University of Washington. My passion for English was initially inspired by my love of writing and thinking about cultural studies. Following graduation I worked for a few years to redefine my career path. I began working in the mental health field in 2010 at an inpatient psychiatric hospital and soon after decided to pursue graduate school to become a mental health therapist.
Since 2010 I have worked with teens and adults in a variety of settings in the mental health field: inpatient psychiatric mental health, community mental health, private practice, and mental health research.
I graduated with my Master of Science degree in Counseling from Portland State University in Portland, Oregon. Following graduation I lived in New York City and worked as a program manager for a psychotherapy research program at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center. I also served as the assistant director of a psychotherapy program at the New School for Social Research that trains doctoral-level psychologists. I returned to Portland in 2017. Between 2017-2019 I worked in mental health research at Kaiser Permanente and provided therapy services for teens and young adults in a Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) program. I also worked with adults in a Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) pilot program. I have worked in private practice since 2017.
I am currently registered as a Professional Counselor Associate (OR #R4997) with the State of Oregon under the supervision of Karen Hixson, PhD, LPC. I also receive frequent consultation from EMDR certified therapists.
In my free time I love being outdoors and enjoying the beauty of the Pacific Northwest. I also love cooking and watching culinary TV show.