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About Christie

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Educational Credentials

  • Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences with a Teacher Certification, Texas Tech University

  • Master of Arts in Professional Counseling, Amberton University

  • Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy,  Amberton University

Professional Training

  • IITAP- International Institute for Trauma & Addiction Professionals- CPTT, Certified Partner Trauma Therapist

  • APSAT, The Association of Partners of Sex Addicts Trauma Specialists- CCPS-C, Certified Clinical Partner Specialist

  • Brainspotting, Phases 1, 2 & 3

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

  • Somatic Experiencing, beginning level

  • Restoration Therapy

  • Post Induction Therapy (PIT) the Meadows Model

  • Emotionally Focused individual Therapy (EFiT) Levels 1 & 2 

  • Premarital and Marriage Assessment Certification & Facilitator: Prepare/Enrich

  • Trauma-Sensitive HeartMath® Certified Practitioner

  • Life Breakthrough Academy Coaching Certification

  • Gottman Method Couples Therapy: Level 1

Professional Organization Memberships

  • American Association of Christian Counselors

  • American Counseling Association

  • International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP)


      As an attachment science therapist, I focus on understanding how you connect with others and how these bonds influence your life and relationships. These attachment styles create patterns that can lead to healthy or unhealthy ways of relating, bringing either joy or pain into our lives. I use attachment theory to help you explore yourself through the lenses of interpersonal neurobiology and somatic psychology. This approach can relieve distressing symptoms and guide you in developing new, healthier ways of interacting with yourself and others.
My specialization in trauma means I use various treatment methods, such as Emotionally Focused Therapy, Brainspotting, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing), and principles from Somatic Experiencing. These techniques focus on healing the body-mind connection, offering relief from emotional distress caused by traumatic experiences.
     My journey to becoming a counselor began while working in college ministry, where I helped people grow spiritually and emotionally since 1994. However, a significant life change led me to seek therapy. Through a safe and supportive therapeutic environment, I learned how to rewire my brain and thinking patterns; experiencing this personal growth inspired me to pursue a master's degree in counseling to help others at a deeper level. My faith has played a significant role in my journey, and I am passionate about helping individuals find emotional healing while integrating faith and psychology to facilitate authentic life transformation. I respect and honor each client's worldview and values, meeting them where they are in their journey. Having lived and traveled in various countries, I enjoy working with clients from diverse cultures, lifestyles, and backgrounds. My counseling approach is grounded in evidence-based theories, providing a solid foundation for my work with individuals and couples. I am deeply committed to walking alongside you on your journey toward growth and healing, helping you cultivate healthy patterns and become the person you are meant to be. Whether you're seeking hope and healing, or personal development, I'm here to support you every step of the way.

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Contact Christie Linnartz Counseling and Coaching, PLLC

 with any questions or request a free 15-minute phone consultation

Park Plaza Building 

2501 Parkview Drive

Suite 615 H

Fort Worth, TX 76102

​‪(682) 337-0889‬ text or call

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