Christine Bates (she/her/hers)

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I'm a Brainspotting professional licensed in MS and TN. Deep background in the treatment of trauma and awareness of the human condition.

Licensed Professional Counselor in Oxford, MS

Services
  • Individual
  • Group

About My Clients

My clients are bright, creative people who find that Brainspotting helps them address obstacles and make dreams come true in their creative, relational and everyday lives, as well as people seeking freedom from the after-effects of trauma. I've also met with many people addressing issues such as normal life changes, depression and anxiety symptoms, or helping newly-sober people navigate the courageous changes they're making.

My Background and Approach

You'll have the benefit of my rather extensive training and experience both professionally and personally. In the counselor role, I have helped thousands of clients through the use of a variety of experiential tools such as Brainspotting, psychodrama, and Internal Family Systems therapy, along with education on resources. In my life outside the therapy room, I benefit from a deep practice of mindfulness tools and perspectives, and help others in the role of meditation teacher, which is sometimes useful in therapy as well. Whether or not you are interested in meditation, though, you can learn to increase mindfulness of what's going on in you and outside of you. Maybe for you it's about returning to a creative pursuit you've neglected or spending time in nature. But first, you need to free up the energy that has been tied up in survival mode, so that energy is available to you for other things you care about. Freeing up that energy is a big part of what I can help you do.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I know many people feel discouraged right now by overwhelming big picture issues, especially because they have trouble making their own personal changes. I have come to understand at a profound level that you can be helped to access your own power for change, but you have to have a chance to see clearly. My job is not only to provide you with safety, but to teach you how to treat yourself so that you feel safe inside & see clearly how you want to participate in life. Once you feel more connected to yourself, it becomes easier to identify how you want to be part of the solution to the suffering in the world. For me, doing this work is part of that. I also love writing and teaching, which is why I offer the Deep South Dharma Podcast and offer weekly groups and occasional retreats in my role as a minister of the Embracing Simplicity Contemplative Order, a religiously and racially diverse, mindful and socially engaged order.

I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Atheism
  • Buddhism
  • Christianity
  • Interfaith
  • Multifaith

At A Glance

  • Experience: 14 years of practice
  • Languages: English

Info

615-802-7287 Email Christine
1415 University Avenue
Suite C
Oxford, MS 38655
Online
, TN

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