About Our Founder

Christina Gjesvold

L.I.C.S.W., C.M.H.S., S.U.D.P., C.E.O.

I have experience as a therapist and supervisor providing care at multiple levels of care, which include outpatient counseling, residential inpatient, acute care inpatient, and outreach in the community and school based counseling. Through that process, I had extensive experience with anxiety, depression, PTSD, addiction, and co-occurring.

Developed a FAST track curriculum, which is an integration of a variety of modalities for school programs in our community that provided opportunities for youth to explore their goals and learn skills to assist their success to meet their goals. I am a professor at Clark College as an adjunct staff for multiple courses that include suicide prevention, co-occurring, and group therapy. I have facilitated a variety of workshops and training throughout my career. In addition, I have been actively involved and providing individual and couples counseling in ministry since 2015.

I strive to empower individuals, families and couples to overcome personal obstacles to improve their life. Using clinically evidenced-based interventions, I have worked with 100’s of clients since 2012. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Children’s Mental Health Specialist and Chemical Dependency Professional who is passionate about providing holistic care. I have had the opportunity to counsel all ages from pre-adolescent to adulthood. My theoretical foundations are person-centered, strength-based, psycho-dynamic, family systems, cognitive therapy, and solution-focused. I provide individual, family, couple and group therapy.

As a therapist, my belief is to explore authenticity. Authentic is the perfect word to describe the relationship with clients and families in my practice. It is also a great word to describe the opportunity I would like to offer in therapy to my clients; an opportunity of finding restoration to their authentic selves; an opportunity to redeem an authentic life of freedom, joy, meaning, value, purpose, and happiness.

My Qualifications

 

Years in Practice: 11 Years


Education at: Eastern Washington University


Year Graduated: 2015 (graduate program)


License No. and State: SC60587945 WA

Supervision Fee

 

Hourly $100

Supervisory Approach

Supervisory Training

 

30+ CEU's Supervisory Training

My Specialties

 

Addiction, ADHD, Anxiety, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Codependency, Couples, Depression, Divorce, Drug Abuse, Dual Disorders, Emotional Disturbance, Family Conflict, Grief & Loss, Life Coaching, Life Transitions, Marital & Premarital, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, OCDP, Parenting, Peer Relationships, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum Relationship Issues, School Issues, Self-Harm, Self Esteem, Sleep/Insomnia, Spirituality, Stress, Suicidal Ideation, Thinking Disorders, Trauma & PTSD, Weight Loss, Woman's Issues.

Who I Mostly Work With

 

In supervising, I assist clinicians to identify their strengths as well as their personal theories. I utilize a multitude of theories and think it serves clients well to utilize various modalities to best support the client. During the supervisory sessions,  I like to assist clinicians to discover different approaches. Supervision has the opportunity to develop professional skills, practices, and good client care. The role of a clinical supervisor is as teacher, mentor, evaluator, consultant, and support. It is important to develop a supervisory alliance to promote trust, self-efficacy, increased comfort, self-motivation, greater self-knowledge through recognizing internal changes. I view supervision as a collaborative relationship. I work with the clinician to develop appropriate goals designed to meet their goals. I offer ethical, theoretically based guidance and interventions based on eleven years of clinical experience and seven years supervisory experience.

I am hoping to offer group supervision sessions, as well.

Other Licenses

 

  • Substance abuse professional (SUDP)  since 2014

  • Children Mental health Specialist (CMHS)  since 2017

  • Mental Health Professional (MHP)

 

Couples, Familes, Kids (Age 7-10), Preteens (Age 11-13), Teens, Women.