Ms. Christine Babinec, MA, LPC, NCC

EMDR Certified Therapist

About Me

I am a board certified counselor. In my career, I have developed a specialty in, and expertise, treating trauma survivors of all types: sexual assault, sexual abuse, 9/11 & Boston Marathon survivors, street youth, foster youth, human trafficking survivors, survivors of and/or witnesses to crime, car accidents, accidents of any type, etc. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is treatable and curable. The experience and training it takes to treat these issues also lends itself very well to treating anxiety and the concurrent symptoms that can appear alongside anxiety: sleep difficulties, relational problems, career concerns, family conflict, My expertise is also very applicable in working with the disenfranchised and those who have faced all types of discrimination such as the LGBTQQIP2SAA community and People of Color. ​ In addition, I work with couples, individuals, and teens in treating depression, developing coping skills and self regulation skills, relationship issues, marital conflict, career issues, professional development, and goal setting. I have lived in several parts of the US, and abroad in the UK for a year. My favorite places in the US are on the West Coast. Prior to moving to Portland, I spent most of my adult life in Flagstaff, AZ and the Bay Area, CA. Portland is an amazing town and we plan to stay and enjoy the city, as well as the gorgeous Gorge and other natural areas for years to come. When I am not working, I can be found hiking, camping, adventuring, and spending quality time with family and friends.

Education & Experience

I am a Certified EMDR provider, meaning I have completed all EMDR trainings and have completed certification tasks proving my efficacy. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and National Certified Counselor. I attended Northern Arizona University, earning a BA in Psychology in 1996 and MA in Counseling in 2006. In the time between Bachelor and Master degrees, I worked in the field of counseling, and also in business (publishing and software). ​I believe my experience outside counseling, and taking time between undergraduate and graduate school has been vital to developing a more holistic and grounded view of therapy. ​ Having said that, if years prior to graduate school count, and I think they do, I have worked in the counseling field for over 25 years. Continuing education is extremely important to me. Every year, I exceed the requirements for continuing education so I may offer my clients the most effective research-based interventions available and continue to integrate methods from a variety of theoretical orientations. Publication: Yes Means Yes: An Introduction to Consent and Boundaries

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Family Issues
  • Gender Identity
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Moral Injury
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Race, Culture, Ethnicity Issues
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress Management
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Couples
  • Families
  • First Responders
  • Group
  • Immigrants
  • LGBTQ+
  • Underserved

Language

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Medicaid
  • Sliding Scale

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