Christy Hofsess, PhD
Dr. Hofsess is a clinical supervisor at the Bastyr Center for Natural Health. At Bastyr University, she is a faculty member in the Department of Counseling and Health Psychology at Bastyr University and clinical training director for the Master of Science in Nutrition and Clinical Health Psychology Program (MSNCHP). She is also a volunteer supervisor at the Fremont Community Therapy Project and co-founder of Interconnections Counseling and Consulting, LLC.
Dr. Hofsess’ clinical areas of interest include working with anxiety/stress related disorders, women’s issues and relationship/couples concerns, sexual trauma and substance use. She has an integrative approach and infuses cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness-based and relational interventions into her work.
Dr. Hofsess’ philosophy of care focuses around several core values. She focuses on establishing a quality therapeutic relationship and believes that feeling connected to others in relationships is important to overall health and well-being. Valuing diversity, she considers people’s multiple identities (e.g., race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, gender and socioeconomic status) and the influence of clients’ environments on their overall health. She also takes a holistic approach and recognizes that healing occurs by attending to all relevant aspects of a person’s life – the emotional, physical, spiritual, intellectual and psychological.
Before her graduate training in psychology, Dr. Hofsess had a career in health care administration in Southern California. She was the coordinator for the stress and wellness clinic during her postdoctoral training at the University of California-Davis Counseling & Psychological Services.
Education & Affiliations
Dr. Hofsess received her Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Arizona State University. She is a member of the American Psychological Association (Division17) and the Society for Interpersonal Theory and Research.