Heather Christensen, M. Div.
Adults, anxiety, depression, trauma (including religious trauma/deconstructing), life transitions
If you are looking for a counselor, some part of you imagines being able to engage your life with more joy and determination. In counseling, we work together to nurture that hope, no matter your current level of distress. Over time, counseling helps you develop and maintain the robust wellness needed in these daunting times.
Whether you are dealing with a recent setback, a life transition, or deep-rooted trauma, my approach is first to listen for who you are and what you have experienced in life, for your strengths, and for areas of pain and frustration. In every conversation, my goal is to protect your autonomy and equip you with skills to maintain lifelong wellbeing. I believe in you, and my hope is that our work together will help you believe in yourself as well.
I am currently enrolled in a master’s degree program in clinical mental health counseling. My previous work was as an ordained minister, first in the Presbyterian Church (USA), and then with the Unitarian Universalist Association; I have personal and professional experience with religious trauma, and am interested in working with clients who share that struggle. I’m a late-in-life mom, an artist, and a writer. I believe wholeheartedly that counseling is moving beyond its origins as “the talking cure,” and I incorporate creativity into my work with clients.
Private Pay Only: $40
Availability (Telehealth Only):
Monday: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 11:00 am