Recently I set some new goals for myself. One of my goals, which will be an ongoing thing, is that I wanted to be more involved in my community. How? Well, first I committed to hanging out at the Night Owl twice a week for 30 days, just to connect with more people and to get to know more business owners in my neighborhood. The second thing I did was join the Fullerton Chamber of Commerce. So far it’s been really fun! I’ve gotten the chance to meet a bunch of cool people.
One of which is Christine Lister. She’s a marriage and family therapist in Fullerton. We got together a couple of weeks ago to do a little headshot shoot and I got to get to know her a little better. She’s awesome! If you’re looking for someone to do pre-marital counseling with or just need help with some tough problems, give her a call.
I asked her to answer a few questions so that you can get to know her too!
Jen: Describe what you do?
Christine: I work with individuals and families to help them improve their primary relationships. This may include communication and conflict resolution, breaking dysfunctional family patterns, developing new habits or insights to foster personal growth, or strengthening what a person already does well naturally.
Jen: How did you get started and how long have you been doing this?
Christine: After some mid-life soul-searching, I decided to go back to school to get my college degree. From there I dove into graduate school to pursue licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist. Because of my own journey of healing from past dysfunctions, I felt well-suited to this profession. I’ve been treating individuals and families since 2005.
Jen: What do you love about your job?
Christine: I most enjoy witnessing my clients gain freedom over emotional disability. Fear and anxiety is what hinders most people from making the positive changes they need to live more fully. I journey with clients for a season to help them develop the courage and skills they need to overcome the inner I help clients tap into the resources they already have to gain the confidence to live a life worth living.