Christen Sistrunk

MA, LPC-S

Christen Sistrunk

MA, LPC-S

Telehealth Available
Professions: Counselor, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Professional Counselor- Supervisor
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Free Initial Consultation

Offices

4203 Montrose Blvd
Ste 480
Houston, Texas 77006

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My Approach to Helping

As a therapist, I believe in meeting clients wherever they are on their journey and helping back to living their best life. Each person is on a journey and each journey is different. At times, our journey may be interrupted by distress and suffering. Distress and suffering can take many forms, in any form, they can lead us to living a compromised journey. Utilizing evidence based therapeutic tools, it is my goal to help each client return to living their best life. As a seasoned treatment provider, I know that each person is impacted differently by distress, anxiety, depression, OCD, etc and that working together we can identify the treatment tools that will help you get back to your life.

Since beginning as a therapist, I have focused on combining warmth and acceptance with directness. I have extensive experience working with anxiety disorders, including: OCD, Tourettic OCD, panic attacks, specific phobias (medical, needle, bugs), social anxiety, agoraphobia, generalized anxiety disorder (excessive anxiety or worry), and depression.

I earned a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Houston at Clear Lake, completed a graduate internship at the UHCL on-campus clinic and the Houston OCD Program. I completed my licensing internship at the Houston OCD Program. My undergraduate studies were completed at the University of St. Thomas, where I graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor's in psychology.

As a professional, I have continued to pursue training by attending the International OCD Foundation's Behavior Therapy Training Institute (BTTI), in an effort to continue perfecting OCD treatment skills. Additionally, I have completed two levels of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy training, with a third to be completed in October 2017. I am a member of the IOCDF, ADAA, TCA, have served on the OCD Texas board as president, secretary, and am currently serving as the Houston Ambassador.

Feel free to visit my website for additional information about my practice.

More Info About My Practice

Some services that I offer are:

Individual therapy sessions

Family therapy sessions

ParentFamily consultations and coaching

Exposure Therapy

Values clarification

On the Fence About Going to Therapy?

If you are on the fence about reaching out to a therapist or if you've never been in therapy before, there are a few things to keep in mind. Reaching out to a therapist does not mean that you can't handle your own problems. Therapists are trained to offer not just support but also have tools that they can teach you to help you get to where you'd like to be. As an OCD specialist, I am often asked if I am going to "make" a client do things that they don't want to do. When you think about coming in for therapy, it may be scary to think about being "made" to do things, as therapists it's unethical for us to "make" clients do things. Maybe you are concerned that you will be in therapy "forever". When I get this question, I let people know that being in therapy forever is not the goal of therapy. The goal is to help you, the client get to where you want to be. Once you've met that goal, typically therapy is done. At times, a client might find another goal to work on. Therapy and therapists are here to help and support you, not to direct your life in the way they thing it should go. It's also okay if you aren't ready for therapy yet, reach out whenever you feel ready.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Agoraphobia
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Fear
  • Hoarding
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Panic
  • Phobias
  • Self-Compassion
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Trichotillomania
  • Values Clarification
  • Worry

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
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