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CHRISTINE HENRY

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

LMFT #85347

Board Certified Registered Art Therapist

ATR-BC #12-213

Christine is a seasoned, bilingual Spanish-speaking therapist with over 12 years of experience providing therapy services to children (0-18) and families in community and school-based mental health. She holds the mindset that “children are not giving you a hard time, but rather, having a hard time.” Christine specializes in helping children enhance their emotional regulation, communication, and coping skills through individualized art and play therapy techniques. This process is concurrent with supporting parents in strengthening their behavior management, communication, and effective parenting skills to bolster parent/child relationships and enhance healthy attachment. Christine is certified in several Evidenced Based Practices including Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Managing and Adapting Practices (MAP). Christine's certifications and experience have allowed her to develop unique and proven trauma-informed approaches to assist her clients.

 

Christine understands the importance of providing a well-rounded assessment of the child, family, and environment in order to make an informed treatment plan with input from all parties involved. Her approach is to work in collaboration with teams (parents, psychiatrists, teachers, etc.), to provide support across multiple settings as needed (home, school, community, socially, etc.). She also values providing culturally-sensitive and attuned services, acknowledging the diversity of families within Los Angeles. Christine strives to embody cultural humility in her practice by being a Queer Affirming/LGBTQ+ safe space and neurodivergent safe space.

 

Christine is a self-proclaimed Geek Therapist. She incorporates video gaming, pop-culture, technology, and memes into her work with children and families as a way of relating to others and “meeting where they are.” She sees everything, from toys to tablets, as a tool for building healthy relationships and communication. Additionally, she is able to provide BBS clinical supervision and ATCB Art Therapy supervision to therapists seeking hours.

 

Christine Henry completed her Master’s degree in Marital and Family Therapy with emphasis in Clinical Art Therapy from Loyola Marymount University. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, with a minor in Spanish, at University of Redlands. She also has a post-graduate Certificate in Play Therapy from UC San Diego Extension.