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Kurt Christiansen | Empathy WorksAbout Kurt

Dr. Christiansen is currently offering therapy online or by phone.

He is a Clinical Psychologist that specializes in helping people heal from trauma and to overcome debilitating anxiety and depression. Dr. Christiansen utilizes an integral approach, employing therapeutic modalities such as IFS (Internal Family Systems), Sensorimotor, EMDR, and Mindfulness. He has also been trained in: Brainspotting, CRM (Comprehensive Resource Model), CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy). and Polyvagal theory. He believes IFS to be the most comprehensive and depthful approach to healing, especially when used in conjunction with somatic work.

He has been a mindfulness practitioner for nearly twenty years. Through his research in cognitive neuroscience, he believes that mindful practices create the developmental space and brain integration necessary for growth and healing to occur alongside the use of other therapeutic modalities such as IFS. They are also essential practices to living more peacefully in the present moment.

Dr. Christiansen is considered an expert in Crisis Training and Empathy Development. His first book, the Crisis Intervention Manual, is now in its Third Edition and has been used in over 100 crisis and counseling centers worldwide.

Dr. Christiansen’s foremost intention is to meet clients where they are with relentless empathy.