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Alissa Christenson

Outpatient Mental Health Professional

Location:

Year Joined: 2020
Years of Experience: 3

Education

University of Minnesota - Morris - BA
Southern New Hampshire University - MA
Areas of Experience
  • Abuse (Sexual, Physical, Verbal)
  • ADD & ADHD
  • Addictions
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Adolescent Issues
  • Anxiety - General
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Caregiver Stress
  • Childhood Disorders
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • College-Aged and Student Issues
  • Conflict Resolution Skills
  • Court-Ordered Therapy
  • DBT Skills
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family of Origin
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Grief & Loss
  • Guilt & Shame
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Life Transitions
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Panic Disorder
  • Parenting
  • Personality Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Self-Identity
  • Serious & Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI)
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sexual Intimacy
  • Social Anxiety
  • Special Assessments
  • Spiritual Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Technology Addiction
  • Work Issues

More About Alissa Christenson

Clinical Interests:

I have a passion for addressing eating disorders, self-esteem/body image, self-harm, and working with the LGBTQ+ population. My experience is largely with adolescents however I enjoy working with young adults and adults as well! I believe everyone can benefit from therapeutic services. I will work with my clients to meet them where they are at in their life and/or treatment to address their presenting needs. Additionally, I collaborate with my client closely to ensure they take an active role in the relationship and their treatment progress.

Clinical Approach:

My clinical approaches are primarily CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and a DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy).

Hobbies:

Outside of work, I spend a lot of time with my dog! We love exploring new parks. I also go on many adventures with my nephews and niece.

Clinic Contact Info

Otsego Clinic

9245 Quantrelle Avenue
Otsego, MN 55330

(763) 746-9492