Christine Meyer, M.S., LPC
Christine is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Idaho. She has a Masters Degree in Marriage, Family Counseling and Rehabilitation Counseling from San Francisco State University, with specialized training in working with people with disabilities and with Deaf clients. She has near-native fluency in American Sign Language (ASL), and over 30 years of experience as a Sign Language interpreter.
Christine values accessibility and has spent her career focusing on providing services for all clients, regardless of their status or situation. She has experience working with Deaf clients, people with disabilities, and people with chronic and persistent mental illnesses. She has experience treating depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, Borderline Personality Disorder, conduct disorder, trauma and PTSD, ADHD, and autism. She works with adults and children and their families. She uses an eclectic approach—play and art therapy, Rogerian client-based counseling, cognitive behavioral therapy, addiction and recovery, mindfulness, and the concepts of her favorite theorist, Alfred Adler.
Christine’s philosophy as a counselor is that the client, rather than the therapist, is the expert. Her role is to build relationships, rapport, and trust with her clients; after that’s accomplished, the method she uses becomes immaterial, although she knows how to use the tools of her trade. She believes in leading her clients towards the skills they need to improve their lives and to get better emotionally, mentally, and psychologically. She believes that it’s her responsibility to adapt to the needs of her clients, not the other way around.
Christine is married and has two children, ages 15 and 18, with severe intellectual disabilities. Her family has a certified family home and she and her husband are guardians of their oldest child. This gives her a unique insight into the struggles that special families face, which makes her an advocate for individuals and families impacted by disability.