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Cristina Mullen Psychotherapy, Coaching and Consulting Services

NEW GROUPS:

Columbia City DBT Is an on-going skills group for learning mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance and interpersonal skills. This group is for people age 18 years and over. For more information please use this link to explore the my website http://www.columbiacitydbt.com/

ABOUT Cristina Mullen:

Cristina is a Licenced Independent Clinical Social Worker in Washington State. She has 26 years of experience post Masters Degree treating adolescents and adults with multiple complex life challenges. Currently she focuses her practice with adults ages 18 and above.

For the past 16 years Cristina has pursued personal and professional training in mindfulness. She strives to practice mindfulness daily and conceptualizes this practice as central to her personal and professional life. In the past several decades there has been an explosion of research and a growing body of evidence that the practice of mindfulness has great potential in developing resiliency, and contentment in the face of the many stressors both positive and negative that life offers.

Areas of Expertise:

I have listed below several types of therapeutic modalities with which I am quite experienced and confident. However, as you read, please keep in mind that I hold each person as an individual not as a diagnostic category. It is my practice to take the time to understand you, your goals for the therapy process and your individual needs and preferences. Therapy is both an art and science. The list below represents a portion of the science of mind and healing that I have studied. It is not comprehensive as I strive to be a life-long learner. It also does not reflect the attitude of compassionate attention I strive to bring to each client, nor the absolute belief I have in the ultimate wisdom all beings have about themselves. I also wish to express here the deep appreciation and gratitude I have for all of the learning and growth I experience in the role of therapist, coach, and guide to my clients.

Post Graduate Training:

Dialectical Behavior Therapy - I am Intensively Trained with an additional 2 years of one to one supervision with expert DBT Clinical Supervisors) 10 Years active member of DBT team at Harborview Outpatient Psychotherapy Clinic. 1 year participated as a research therapist at the Behavioral Research and Therapy Clinic with Dr. Linehan, treatment developer of DBT. I have completed a one year advanced training in DBT with Dr. Kelly Koerner. I also have taken advanced training with Dr. Koerner in teaching DBT skills.

Supervision and Consultation: For the past 10 years I have provided supervision for post doctoral students through the University of Washington resident training program and currently consult to several intensively trained DBT clinicians and teams both nationally and internationally. 

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression (1 week intensive training with Dr. Zyndel Segal, treatment developer. This training was followed by continued study of the model through practice delivering the treatment with both individuals and groups.

Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Social Anxiety with or without Agoraphobia

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Panic Disorder

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD

Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD

Behavioral Activation Treatment for Depression

Treatment of Bi-Polar Disorder

Compassion Focused Therapy

Functional Analytical Psychotherapy

Current Participant in a 2 year Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification program with Tara Brach PhD and Jack Kornfield PhD. Graduation date anticipated in Spring of 2021.

Participant in the Evidenced Based Practice Community: Practice Ground, for additional training, consultation, personal and professional growth.

Supervision and consultation for DBT clinicians in training and others wishing to incorporate Mindfulness into their Therapy Practices.

I have completed the requirements to supervise MSW's seeking licensure in Washington State and welcome the opportunity to provide this service.  

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