Christine Artmann

Christine Artmann

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, CADC III

I believe counseling is a collaborative approach where we work together to facilitate growth, healing, and change in your life.

Client Status

not accepting clients

Contact

503.929.3038

11825 SW Greenburg Rd

Suite 205

Tigard, 97223

At a Glance

Me

Rate: $90-$130

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2012

Languages: English

Services

  • Individual

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network
  • Regence Blue Cross/Blue Shield

My Ideal Client

I work with adults ranging from 18 years old to 118 years old; as long as you're willing to talk about what is going on in your life, are willing to hear honest feedback from a therapist, are willing to identify both the positive and struggles in your life, then I might be the counselor for you. I am gender affirming and allow individuals to be as they are, however that looks for you in your life. I am nonjudgmental, kind, caring, and compassionate toward all.

My Approach to Helping

I believe individuals come to therapy after some part of life becomes disconnected or disjointed. Whether the disconnect is with ourselves, our environment, or something larger, therapy can help us reconnect and move forward in achieving goals in life. I utilize a mindfulness-based approach when working with individuals or couples, helping foster a feeling of empowerment to help produce positive changes in your life. My passion is working with anxiety, depression, addiction struggles, and trauma events that continue to impact the present. I use both mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and EMDR to help reconnect with the body to help work through "stuck points".

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

My background has always included working with people as they travel on their individual journey, and enjoy assisting them in learning more about themselves and their goals in life. I have worked in the mental health field since 2008, and approach each client, or couple, with an open mind and without judgment. Each client has unique needs, and I provide a safe space for healing to begin. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) III. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing(EMDR), and have significant experience in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy(CBT) and Mindfulness. I accept cash, check, and credit card including FSA/HSA cards, along with Regence BCBS insurance. I can provide you with a Superbill that you can submit to your provider. Many insurance providers may provide some reimbursement for services. If you'd like to explore what therapy could look like, I provide a free consultation.

Techniques I Use

Specialties

  • EMDR External link

    EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the emotional/physical distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. EMDR therapy takes you to a deep subconscious healing place when talking feels like too much or it has not been enough to make the changes you need. I am Level One trained and moving toward certification.

  • Emotionally Focused External link

    EFT helps individuals ad couples recognize and understand the negative cycle that interferes with their communication efficacy. Using an integrated EFT approach, I help couples and individuals identify their primary emotions, work through maladaptive responses, and develop empathy and compassion for themselves and others.

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) External link

    Cognitive behavioral therapy is an effective approach to helping individuals gain insight into the patterns of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that are causing them to feel stuck. I will support you in recognizing distorted thought patterns and explore alternative explanations, helping you create new ways of coping with the challenges you are facing.

Issues I Treat

Specialties

  • Alcohol Abuse and Alcohol Dependence External link

    Addiction is one of my main specialties. I use my years of professional and personal experience to guide our work together. We will talk about your needs and wants, and we will find a way out for you. Recovery can be tailored to each person's needs/life. I am familiar with several recovery community options, including AA, NA, Refuge Recovery, Celebrate Recovery, and SMART Recovery. Let's find what works for you. I am a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) III; Certification #13-03-02

  • Self-Esteem External link

    Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, I help clients identify thought patterns or processes that are negative and/or self-destructive, and replace the negative cognition with a neutral or positive statement. Building self-esteem is a central building block to a healthier self. I help clients discover self-statements that are helpful to a healthy self-esteem, and encourage daily and weekly exercises to help strengthen a strong sense of self and a positive view of self.

  • Abuse External link

    Any form of abuse and/or trauma can have long-term implications on how individuals feel about themselves and relate to the world around them. Individuals can feel isolated, depressed, and on edge as they struggle with symptoms such as hypervigilance and difficulty with anxiety/depression. I strive to create a safe place where the process of healing can begin and resolve. The use of EMDR can be beneficial to those with a trauma background, no matter whether it is a Big T or Little "t" trauma.

  • Anxiety External link

    Everyone experiences anxiety at some point in life, but for some the anxiety is so frequent or intense that it interferes with their lives. I collaborate with my clients on the development of skills to reduce the frequency or intensity of the anxious feelings, to tolerate the anxiety when it does occur, and to practice habits that reduce stress and improve mental health.

  • Depression External link

    It is natural to feel sad at times in life, but experiencing ongoing hopelessness, despair, and a reduction of interest in life may indicate depression. I’m experienced in working with depression and offer compassion and support while developing effective coping tools. Together, we explore options and collaborate in changing the underlying beliefs, habits, and behavior that can fuel depression.

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