Areas of Interest:
Anxiety & Stress Management
Gender & Sexuality Exploration
Initial Assessment (Intake): $200-$215
Individual Therapy Session: $150-$175
Offers In-Person Therapy:
Provides Teletherapy for Residents in:
Christina Walthers, M.S.
I identify as a queer White, cisgender woman.
My Background & Approach:
As a queer person, I understand the complexities and struggles of navigating a society that makes you feel alienated and wrong. As such, I strive to create the most welcoming, safe, and nonjudgmental space possible for you. I will meet you where you are, and we will work together to help you to live your most authentic life. I am deeply passionate about working with individuals who hold marginalized identities, particularly individuals in the LGBTQIA+ community. Whether you are grappling with your sexuality, gender, or another issue altogether, I would be honored to join you on your journey.
As your therapist, I will be your guide and a steady source of support on our journey together. At the same time, you are the expert on you, so while we look at the map together and explore the many options, you choose our direction(s). The terrain may be bumpy and the weather sweltering, but as we move forward, the views can be spectacular and absolutely worth it.
In our work together, you can expect that I will show up as my authentic self, as authenticity is one of my core personal and professional values. As such, I will strive to co-create a therapeutic space where you will feel comfortable bringing in and exploring your genuine, truest self. My aim is to help you work toward your goals from a perspective of empathy, compassion, and acceptance.
Clinical & Theoretical Orientation:
While I draw from a number of approaches depending on each client’s unique needs, my approach to therapy tends to align most with the psychodynamic, interpersonal process, and multicultural approaches. Thus, I believe that our past creates the lens through which we see the world, including our relationship with those around us. Gaining insight into our patterns and these lenses can allow us greater choice and freedom in our present and future. In examining how your past has impacted the way in which you view others and how you interact in relationships, I use the relationship between you and I as a vehicle for change. My aim is to create a corrective experience for you and create a space where you can try out different ways of being and interacting with others, if you so choose.
Further, I recognize that the identities that we hold impact the way in which we navigate the world. I recognize that, often, people are capable of much more than we settle for, and society can stifle our ability to live up to this potential. In taking this into consideration, I endeavor to empower you and help you to work toward your potential and happiness.
I am on an un-ending journey to do better and be better for my clients, both personally and as a therapist. I strive for cultural humility and to provide the most culturally-responsive services. I reflect frequently and check myself and my biases, furthering my understanding of other identities, and repelling society’s false and harmful messages.
Pending GA Composite Board approval for LAPC (Licensed Associate Professional Counselor)
Working under the direction of Dr. Sophia Aguirre, Ph.D., CGP, FAGPA and under the supervision of Carrie Gensler, MA , LPC, CCTP, CPCS in pursuit of advanced licensure as Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Georgia.
M.S. in Clinical/Counseling Psychology, Augusta University
B.S. in Psychology, Kennesaw State University
Professional Service & Membership
The Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy
Outside of Work:
Crisp fall weather, a bonfire, two Chips Ahoy cookies sandwiching a charred marshmallow, a clear night sky, and good company—that, is my jam. I also enjoy being in nature, new adventures, consuming iced coffee, time spent with my four-legged children, and tending to or staring at my fish tanks and plants.