Christine M. Cunningham

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LADC-1

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(617) 553-6899

Christine M. Cunningham

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LADC-1


Location

1171 Washington St
Suite #3
West Newton, Massachusetts 02465
(617) 553-6899

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I have advanced training and years of experience helping those with substance abuse problems as well as identifying and dealing with the underlying issues that may drive the behaviors. Addictions often go hand in hand with other mental illnesses such as depression, trauma, anxiety, ADHD and bipolar illness. I also have advanced training in ADHD. My methods are non-judgmental and generally holistic, but I know enough about medications to be able to recommend when they may be needed. Life can lead us anywhere and it is my mission to make that a happier place for us all.

One of my specialties is dually diagnosed patients; those who are often diagnosed with alcoholism or drug addiction for which they are sometimes unknowingly self-medicating. Not understanding just what drives your behaviors can be very frustrating and demoralizing, and we are often able to help the situation greatly.

I began my social work career after 30 years in business and have never regretted it. It is not easy to shock me and my sense of humor is great! My dog Mufassa loves my clients but will stay in the next office if you wish.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 10+ Years
  • School: Boston College Graduate School of Social Work
  • Year Graduated: 1999
  • License and State: 113000 Massachusetts

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $80 - $125
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Ceridian
  • Cigna
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Health Net
  • MA Medicade
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan
  • Tufts
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Out of Network
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Location

1171 Washington St
Suite #3
West Newton, Massachusetts 02465
(617) 553-6899

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Substance Abuse
  • Mood Disorders
  • ADHD
Issues
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Gambling
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Trauma and PTSD
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Thinking Disorders

Client Focus

Age
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Family / Marital
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Last Modified: 12 Apr 2019

Christine M. Cunningham

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LADC-1