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Owner + Clinician

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Dayna Christensen, MFT Intern

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MFT Intern

Clinical Interests:

Therapy for individuals, couples, families, and adolescents through life's complex transitions and challenges

Practice Location(s):

Tacoma Office and Telehealth

Practicing Under the Supervision of:

Get to Know Dayna

Introducing Dayna Christensen, a dedicated Couples and Family Therapy Intern, committed to guiding individuals, couples, families, and adolescents through life's complex transitions and challenges. Dayna's practice is rooted in a rich tapestry of therapeutic modalities including Narrative Therapy, Strengths-Based and Solutions-Focused approaches, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), the Gottman Method, and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). This eclectic blend allows her to tailor her approach to the unique needs and stories of each client she serves.

Dayna's work is deeply influenced by her belief in the transformative power of a solid foundation of self-confidence. She views the therapeutic alliance as a partnership, where trust, honesty, open communication, and commitment are paramount. Dayna sees herself as a co-pilot in her clients' journey, providing observations, tools, and interventions while empowering them to steer the course of their own healing and growth.

Navigating therapy's challenging moments, such as changing entrenched behaviors or processing painful emotions, Dayna stands as an unwavering source of support and encouragement. She believes in the collaborative nature of therapy, where the therapeutic space is co-created and tailored to each client's learning and processing style.

Dayna brings her authentic self into her practice as a queer, neurodivergent, spiritual, middle-aged woman, and a single mom of a young adult. Her deep connection with the LGBTQQIP2SA community and her role as a fierce ally for the trans community enrich her understanding and empathy, making her practice inclusive and affirming.

Ideal clients for Dayna are those who are ready and committed to engage in the therapeutic process, particularly individuals from marginalized communities seeking a space where they feel seen, heard, and validated. Dayna aims to co-create a therapeutic environment that taps into clients' internal resources and strengths, supporting them on their journey towards healing and self-discovery.

Dayna's life outside the therapy room is filled with activities that nourish her spirit and keep her grounded. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking, traveling, and people-watching. Valuing community and connection, she cherishes time spent with her chosen family during dinner and game nights and is passionate about mentoring others in self-exploration and growth.

An interesting facet of Dayna's personality is her unique ability to connect with animals, earning her the title of an "animal whisperer." This special bond with nature's creatures adds a layer of depth and warmth to her already multifaceted persona.

Dayna has also been actively involved in volunteering with organizations like Lambert House, Camp Ten Trees, and Burien C.A.R.E.S., demonstrating her commitment to giving back to communities close to her heart. She considers it her dream come true and her calling to hold safe, sacred spaces for individuals seeking support to make positive changes in their lives.

Credentials + Professional Involvement

Master's Student, Couple and Family Therapy Program, Antioch University Seattle

BA Psychology, University of Washington

American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, Student Member

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