Christina R. Newell, LMHC, CMHS
Children, LGBTQ+, Foster Care/Adoption, Grief & Loss, Depression, Anxiety, Therapeutic Art
I’m so happy that you are reaching out for support. Identifying that you need and are ready for help is a huge first step in improving your life. I am Christina Rose Newell, a Washington state Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I have been working in community mental health for the past 11 years, and teaching art before that. I am supportive, empathetic, and non-judgmental, bringing warmth and compassion to therapy, through collaboration.
My treatment approach uses art, creativity and expression. It combines strength-based therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and creative practices. I want to ensure that you always feel comfortable and in charge of your therapy. We will work together to find the best approach to meeting your needs and finding your own strengths. I have used visual and written arts over the years for my own self-care. My job is to be supportive and offer ideas that may be useful. Let’s find outlets for you.
Christina was born and raised in Alaska, and was an art teacher for five years in the Last Frontier. Moving to Bellingham in 2008, Christina spent seven years as a child and family therapist, and five years as a clinical supervisor for a Community Mental Health Agency.
Christina loves using her wealth of clinical and life experience to support clients to see situations from different perspectives as well as offer ideas to try new things. She has a strength-based approach to most things in life including therapy. She spends her free time creating art and crafty projects to support her happy and centered life.
First Choice Health Network
Health Management Administrators (HMA)
Premera Blue Cross
Regence Blue Shield
Monday – Thursday 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM