Christine Bates (she/her/hers)

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I'm a Brainspotting therapist for MS, TN & FL. As minister, I provide spiritual direction through a Weight Inclusive /Weight Neutral lens.

Licensed Professional Counselor in Oxford, MS

About My Clients

My clients are bright, creative people who find that Brainspotting helps them address obstacles and bring hopes into reality in their creative, relational and everyday lives, as well as people seeking freedom from the after-effects of trauma - including trauma perpetuated by diet culture. I've also met with many people addressing issues such as normal life changes, grief, depression and anxiety symptoms, or helping people in addition recovery navigate the courageous changes they're making.

My Background and Approach

My primary practice is the Neuroexperiential Model known as Brainspotting. It can feel similar to a powerful meditation, except that it is supported and targeted towards your specific interests and concerns. In this process, your brain receives the attuned mirroring it needs to heal itself, so that you can shift from feelings of dysregulation to regulation. It is gentle and incredibly powerful. An additional benefit of Brainspotting is that can support either short-term or longer term therapy, depending on your needs and interests.

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, and you can find links to those resources at In addition to being a licensed therapist, I'm an ordained minister of the Embracing Simplicity Contemplative Order, a religiously and racially diverse, mindful and socially engaged order.

I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Atheism
  • Buddhism
  • Christianity
  • Interfaith
  • Multifaith

At A Glance

  • Experience: 17 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $250 - 350/session


615-802-7287 Email Christine
2692 West Oxford Loop
Suite 112
Oxford, MS 38655
, TN

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