Project Description

Christina R. Newell, LMHC, CMHS

Therapist

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.

I was born and raised in Alaska, and was an art teacher for five years in the Last Frontier, then moved to Bellingham in 2008. I’ve spent seven years as a child and family therapist, and five years as a clinical supervisor for a Community Mental Health Agency.

I love using my clinical and life experience to support my clients to see situations from different perspectives. I use a strength-based approach to most things in life including therapy. I spend my free time creating art and crafty projects to support my happy and centered life.

Accepted Insurance:

Aetna/Meritain
Asuris NW
First Choice Health Network
Health Management Administrators (HMA)
Kaiser Permanente
LifeWise
Premera Blue Cross
Regence Blue Shield
Tricare

Availability:

Monday: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm and 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm and 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm and 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm and 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Contact Christina