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Compassionate Way Counseling
Compassionate Way Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
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Compassionate Way Counseling

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT (he, him)

Verified by Psychology Today Verified by Psychology Today
2 Endorsed
Bellingham, WA 98225
Not accepting new clients
I work with adult individuals that are motivated to change, but that despite their best efforts, feel unable to make those changes. Common presenting concerns include anxiety, depression, ineffective relational patterns or the residual presence of trauma that is impairing desire actions, and general feelings of being stuck. I also especially enjoy working with clients and other therapists who are seeking to use Internal Family Systems (IFS) to increase compassion, connectedness, calm, curiosity, clarity, creativity, courage, and choice in their life.
I use Internal Family Systems to help you get to the root of what is keeping you stuck by starting at the symptom, or 'trail head' and tracing it down to its origins to identify what is needed to let go of that which is no longer relevant and embrace what has become relevant. Clients describe me as calm, insightful and skilled at creating safety, or rapport.
Therapy can be daunting, but often worth the effort to resolve feeling stuck. IFS is an evidenced-based provides a framework that sees the humanity in clients in a way that is non-pathologizing and collaborative, acknowledging that it is easy to get stuck despite our best efforts. I seek to understand both where you are stuck and where you want to go.
Call or Compassionate Way Counseling now for a free 15 minute consultation - (509) 739-3717 x1001

Practice at a Glance

Currently unable to accept new clients

Bellingham, WA 98225

(509) 739-3717 x1001
I am seeing clients in person and though I don't recommend masks, I switch to virtual for when I am feeling sick, or if my client is sick.
I specialize in Parts work, Anxiety and Relationship Issues 
$200 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals and families  
Just a brief introduction to my states of licensure and credentials.
Compassionate Way Counseling

Practice at a Glance

Currently unable to accept new clients

Bellingham, WA 98225

(509) 739-3717 x1001
I am seeing clients in person and though I don't recommend masks, I switch to virtual for when I am feeling sick, or if my client is sick.
I specialize in Parts work, Anxiety and Relationship Issues 
$200 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals and families  
Just a brief introduction to my states of licensure and credentials.
Compassionate Way Counseling

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $200
  • Sliding scale: apply if you may be eligible
  • Pay by American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • LifeWise
  • Premera
  • Regence
  • TRICARE
  • TriWest
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • Out of Network
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All clients will be connected with my billing service. Superbill option available for insurance reimbursement as well.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (509) 739-3717 x1001
Compassionate Way Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
"
All clients will be connected with my billing service. Superbill option available for insurance reimbursement as well.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (509) 739-3717 x1001
Compassionate Way Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Licensed by State of California / LMFT84306 Christopher N White
    License state differs from primary location state.
  • In Practice for 16 Years
  • License: Washington State Department of Health LF61224123 / 2023
  • Attended Bethel Seminary San Diego, M.A. Marriage & Family Therapy, Graduated 2009
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I have been licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist since 2014, initially in California, but also in Washington state.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (509) 739-3717 x1001
Compassionate Way Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
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I have been licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist since 2014, initially in California, but also in Washington state.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (509) 739-3717 x1001
Compassionate Way Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Parts work
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship Issues

Expertise

  • Life Transitions
  • Men's Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Spiritual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Trauma and PTSD
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For those that are feeling stuck, I will gather a thorough assessment of the reason(s) for your feeling, what you have tried, and the barriers you see to your path forward. In the second or third session, I will discuss how IFS can be used to support the changes you wish to make. In subsequent sessions, I will use IFS to help you implement these changes to target the cause of your anxiety.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (509) 739-3717 x1001
Compassionate Way Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
"
For those that are feeling stuck, I will gather a thorough assessment of the reason(s) for your feeling, what you have tried, and the barriers you see to your path forward. In the second or third session, I will discuss how IFS can be used to support the changes you wish to make. In subsequent sessions, I will use IFS to help you implement these changes to target the cause of your anxiety.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (509) 739-3717 x1001
Compassionate Way Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT

2 Endorsements

Sara Gall
Sara Gall
Clinical Social Work/TherapistMSWLICSW
Christopher is a warm and kind individual who's methods are grounded in extensive training and experience. He is uniquely well-suited to support clients in doing deep and transformational work.
Nick Mabbutt
Nick Mabbutt
Marriage & Family TherapistMALMFT
Chris is a passionate and dedicated clinician who utilizes his expertise with the Internal Family Systems modality to elicit lasting change with his clients. Chris is an extremely valuable asset to both his clients and his community.

Client Focus

Age

Adults

Participants

Individuals
Family

Communities

Gay Allied
Lesbian Allied
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Transgender Allied
Veterans

Ethnicity

Other Racial or Ethnic Background

Religion

Christian

Age

Adults

Participants

Individuals
Family

Communities

Gay Allied
Lesbian Allied
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Transgender Allied
Veterans

Ethnicity

Other Racial or Ethnic Background

Religion

Christian

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Compassion Focused
  • Family Systems
  • IFS Level 1 and IFS Level 2 complete
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
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Internal Family Systems is my primary methodology of therapy. It provides a robust lens for understanding psychological reasons for why we often feel stuck that is validating but non-pathologizing. I also incorporate psychoeducation, including mindfulness, self-compassion, and neuroscience informed interventions to give you tools for sustaining the change you seek.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (509) 739-3717 x1001
Compassionate Way Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
"
Internal Family Systems is my primary methodology of therapy. It provides a robust lens for understanding psychological reasons for why we often feel stuck that is validating but non-pathologizing. I also incorporate psychoeducation, including mindfulness, self-compassion, and neuroscience informed interventions to give you tools for sustaining the change you seek.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (509) 739-3717 x1001
Compassionate Way Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT

Location

Primary Location

Bellingham, WA 98225

(509) 739-3717 x1001
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I am seeing clients in person and though I don't recommend masks, I switch to virtual for when I am feeling sick, or if my client is sick.
Call for a free consultation now - (509) 739-3717 x1001
Compassionate Way Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
"
I am seeing clients in person and though I don't recommend masks, I switch to virtual for when I am feeling sick, or if my client is sick.
Call for a free consultation now - (509) 739-3717 x1001
Compassionate Way Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Last Modified: 4 Mar 2024