Marla Miner Christensen, MA, MFT, NCC, Marriage & Family Therapist Intern in Tualatin
Individuals experience circumstances within the context of a system. In relationship therapy, my philosophy is to take into account each individual within different systems, including, family, couples, children, teens, extended family, and relationships within your workplace. Each individual adds to the dynamic of relationships through his or her experiences. My clinical focus is through the lens of attachment, that is, how are the bonds we are creating effective or ineffective - in our current lives. You are the expert in your own experiences. I work collaboratively with you to help define, encourage, and assist, in a safe and trusting environment.
Treatment specialization includes: Anxiety, Panic, Relationship Problems, Divorce, Co-parenting, and Blended Family Issues, Grief and Loss, Pre-marital, Work and Career issues, Executive and Leadership Counseling, Stress Management, Attachment, Parenting, Conflict Resolution, Life Transitions, Couples Communication. Working with each person through education/training in a comfortable, and supportive environment.
Working with the objective of assisting you to build on strengths in relationships, and to help each person to identify patterns, which may help or obstruct their quest for achieving life goals. In this construct I help guide individuals, couples, and families, to find a healthy balance in their relationships.
Call or Email Marla Miner Christensen for a free phone consultation now - (503) 444-9756


  • Years in Practice: 2 Years
  • School: George Fox University
  • Year Graduated: 2015
  • Supervisor Name: Dr David Manock
  • Supervisor License: T1238 Oregon


  • Avg Cost (per session): $90 - $130
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: ACH Bank transfer, American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: George Fox University Marriage and Family Counseli / MA MFT
  • Year graduated: 2015
  • Certificate: National Certified Counselors / 646594
  • Certificate Date: 2015


  • Relationship Issues
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Emotional Disturbance


  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Career Counseling
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Self Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Veterans and Veteran Family issues
  • Women's Issues

Mental Health

  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders

Client Focus


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Aviation Professionals
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Gottman Method
  • Integrated Theory Systems
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2017
Marla Miner Christensen, MA, MFT, NCC, Marriage & Family Therapist Intern in Tualatin

Marla Miner Christensen

Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MA, MFT, NCC