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Meet Christina!

Areas of Interest:

  • Anxiety & Stress Management

  • Assertiveness Skills

  • Depression

  • LGBTQIA+ Concerns

  • Gender & Sexuality Exploration

  • Life Transitions

  • Interpersonal Difficulties

  • Couples/Relationship Therapy

Rates:

  • Initial Assessment (Intake): $200-$215 

  • Individual Therapy: $125-$175

  • Couples Therapy : $135-$185

Locations Served:

         In Person in Atlanta    

Online/Virtual therapy for residents of Georgia

Service Modalities:

  • Adults (18+)

  • Individual Therapy

  • Couples/Polycule Therapy

Scheduling Availability:

Mondays-Thursdays

Evening Appointments available!

Christina Walthers, M.S. 

Pre-Licensed Psychotherapist

Pronouns: She/Her

Positionality:
I identify as a white, queer, cisgender woman.

 
My Background & Approach: 

We queer folks move through society differently than cis-het folks, and that comes with both difficulty and a whole lot of beauty. While I work with folks who hold various identities, including het-folks, my specialty lies in working with members of the queer, trans, and gender-diverse communities. I strive to create the safest, most affirming, and empowering space possible for you, where you feel comfortable bringing in and exploring your genuine, truest self. My aim is for our work together to lead to a deeper sense of connection with yourself and others, as well as more choice and freedom in how you live.

If you decide to work with me, you can expect an honest, non-judgmental, and compassionate therapeutic space where we can collaboratively work to:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of your true self

  • Replace fear & shame with self-acceptance & compassion

  • Establish healthy boundaries that honor your needs and wants

  • Address barriers that are keeping you from establishing healthier, deeper relationships

  • Replace feelings of inadequacy with a sense of confidence and self-worth

  • Explore your intersectional identities & heal the wounds of oppression 

  • Clarify your values and create a more meaningful, purposeful life

In my work with couples and polycules, I take an emotionally focused (EFT) approach. Thus, I believe that issues in romantic relationships are primarily due to emotional disconnection. As such, my role as your therapist is to facilitate deeper emotional connection, which I’ll do through helping you truly hear each other and become more emotionally accessible, responsive, and engaged with each other--ultimately creating the relationship that you’ve been longing for. 

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.

 

My clinical work has been heavily influenced by my social justice and anti-oppression values. I seek to empower my clients by exploring how dynamics of power, privilege, and oppression have shaped their lives and/or resulted in trauma. 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.

 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 my fish tanks and plants.

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Credentials

  • 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.
     

Academic Training

  • 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
     

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