Clinical Mental Health Counseling Intern
"Vulnerability is not winning or losing; it's having the courage to show up and be seen when we have no control over the outcome." Brene Brown
Christine Grothe joined Iowa Family Counseling as a practicum student intern in the spring of 2022. She is currently working toward her master’s degree clinical mental health counseling at Upper Iowa University.
The desire to become a counselor is something that has been sitting with Christine for years and she decided that it was time to achieve this goal. Throughout her life, she has seen the benefits and need for mental health support for people in various life stages and circumstances. She has also seen that access to these services is often limited outside of larger cities. The desire to help the people of our rural communities is what led her to Iowa Family Counseling.
As a practicum student intern, Christine is excited to put her education into practice as she continues to grow in the profession. She will be working closely with Elisa to provide counseling services to clients as well as learning more about all aspects of working within a mental health practice.
As a counselor, Christine feels honored to have the opportunity to get to know her clients and provide them with meaningful support to help them achieve their goals. It is important to her that all individuals feel accepted for who they are and wherever they may be on their mental health journey and she looks forward to traveling alongside them as they grow.
In her free time, Christine likes to take time to enjoy the world around her. She can be found outside kayaking, hiking, birdwatching, or relaxing with a good book. She also loves engaging with her creative side by playing with colors through paint, ink, and watercolors.