As a client-centered therapist, my approach to psychotherapy emphasizes the importance of empathy, understanding and acceptance. Every person deserves time to better understand themselves, with the help of a judgment free environment. I help to identify thoughts, feelings, and emotions that are experienced and work collaboratively to better understand and manage them. Together, we will make a commitment to strive for personal growth and development.
Life can bring many challenges and difficulties for children, adolescents and young adults to navigate. Maybe they are experiencing emotional and/or behavioral challenges due to trauma, stress and pressures, family troubles, being misunderstood, or fear of unknowns. Maybe they are feeling like they just do not fit in anywhere and have a negative self image; or maybe they have difficulty using their voice to express themselves in an effective and healthy manner. Young people desire to be seen, heard, and understood. I empower young people to discover their resilience and improve their emotional wellbeing.
My approach to therapy emphasizes insight, healing, and empowerment to help individuals reach their highest potential and lead more gratifying lives. Through an alliance of trust and collaboration, we will work together to disentangle confusing thoughts, feelings and behaviors in order to re-discover your capacity to make meaningful choices that are right for you and your relationships. My work focuses on facilitating change, transformation, and personal growth in a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental environment. I believe that we each have the innate capacity to heal and reach our true potential.
I have been working as a Therapist since 2008 and have experience working with a diverse group of clients, that have a wide range of treatment needs. My primary focus is with adolescents and young adults who are struggling with anxiety, depression, mood disorders and other life transitions that occur during these years. I am familiar with the school system and often work closely with guidance counselors and administrators to coordinate services with schools. My strength is in building strong therapeutic relationships so that my clients can begin working towards their goals, while feeling supported and understood.
Humans are hard wired to connect. Connected to ourselves and connected to others. We want to feel empowered, loved and confident. Building resilience in people is not about making them tough. Resilience is having the tools to recover from difficulties and manage how you feel. Welcome, my name is Christie. I have a deep passion to help people within our community overcome adversity, empower them to their core, boost their self-esteem, celebrate their strengths and give them a safe place to express their emotions and feelings. Let me help empower and embody your strengths, giving you hope so you can grow and thrive as an individual.
I believe that self-empowerment is an important aspect of treatment. My objective is to work alongside you and support you while you work through the challenges that have left you, or your life, feeling unbalanced. As your therapist, I will provide a safe, encouraging, and judgment free environment where you feel empowered to identify and work through the obstacles you are facing. I practice an eclectic therapeutic approach to incorporate a variety of treatment principles in order to address the goals of each client individually and utilize client-led sessions to ensure that you are taking an active role in your treatment.
Current Daytime Virtual Openings - As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker I have enjoyed collaborating with clients to identify and meet the goals that matter to them. I work with people who are experiencing a wide range of struggles including difficulty regulating their emotions, adjusting to life transitions, mood disorders, low self-esteem and the spectrum of eating disorder diagnoses. I believe in working to address these concerns by building on your strengths and values, as well as increasing the positive skills and activities in your life.
If you made it this far, you are one step closer on the path to clarity and wellness. I am a firm believer that change begins internally. I seek to cultivate a collaborative, trusting, and explorative experience with my clients to work alongside them on their path to wholeness. My ideal client is actively ready and committed towards change. I understand that a well-established therapeutic alliance is imperative to successful outcomes, while ensuring a safe and supportive environment to be vulnerable.
I focus on meeting people where they are, and moving at their pace. Everyone encounters "speed bumps" and some times are harder than others. My hope is that I can help you through difficult times and learn healthy ways to get through tough and see the silver linings. I have worked with individuals with wide range of needs that range from anxiety, depression, family conflict, behavioral issues, suicidal ideation, self-harm, polyamorous relationships, addictions, and more.
I am a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in adults and adolescents providing individual, couples, and family therapy. My goal is to support and empower clients to to make decisions that positively shape their lives. I focus on insightful and practical solutions.
My experience and training has been in development psychology and I use a family systems approach plus Marriage and Family therapy using conflict resolution techniques. I have over 20 years of experience treating substance abuse disorders/co-occurring, ACOA issues and codependency.I work closely with all psychiatrists to develop the best and most effective treatment plan. I have extensive experience in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Choice Theory, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy and Motivational Interviewing,
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC
As a therapist, I try to help clients navigate through difficult times. Whether it is a current challenge, or a past hurt, I provide encouragement and guidance to assist clients in their healing. My practice style is client centered. While I may use many different techniques in therapy, my focus is on treating each person in an individualized manner. Entering therapy is hard for any person, so I try to make it as painless as possible. Our first session will involve goal setting and figuring out what the client wants to achieve.
Are you feeling overwhelmed in your job or having problems in your relationship? Is there something keeping you from being motivated? Could it be depression? After all, depression is like the common cold. Everyone gets it sooner or later. Have you suffered a loss? The loss of a loved one, the loss of a job, the loss of mobility? It can help to talk about it.
I am a firm believer that there is no such thing as a "bad" child. It can be challenging for little people to handle big emotions. No matter how young a child is, their feelings matter! Whether your child is struggling with anxiety, depression, anger outbursts, or behavioral issues, I am here to help! I enjoy helping children and families navigate challenges and transitions. My goal is for children and their families to become more connected and grow stronger together.
Are you ready to move from surviving to thriving? Let's go! I’m here to meet you where you are, to walk with you to where you want to be, and to help you build the skills to keep flourishing as you continue moving forward. My highly collaborative and elemental style is complemented by my 16+ years of independent licensure. I'm here to celebrate your individuality and diversity while being direct and responsive in a safe, non-judgmental, inclusive atmosphere. It's time to reclaim your smile and shine!
It is not uncommon to find ourselves overwhelmed or struggling at some point in our lives. During those times, having an objective and unbiased person to talk to can provide clarity and support to ultimately foster growth and resilience in your personal narrative. I have a passion for helping women and couples through infertility struggles and determining their own definition of family. Additionally, I specialize in working with clients through difficult life transitions, relationship issues, intimacy and sexuality, polyamorous and ENM relationships, body positivity (including bariatrics), and overall stress relief.
Through the use of EMDR, DBT, and other complementary techniques, I help people overcome a wide range of challenges. I have found that standard "talk therapy" may help people think about things differently or make better choices in their lives, but those people often don't feel any better than before. My clients report genuinely feeling better, that their lives are changed through no longer feeling the same pain that haunted them before. Diagnoses I have successfully treated include PTSD, anxiety disorders, OCD, eating disorders, and depression, to name a few.
Life throws a lot at us every day. Over time stressors build up, especially in our busy lives. Maybe you are having relationship problems with your spouse or partner and you don't know what to do. Maybe your teenager is doing poorly in school, acting out, or even using drugs. Perhaps you are struggling with depression, anxiety or your spirituality. Maybe you need the healthy integration from your psychedelic work, to address your mental health and personal growth. Life can be overwhelming. Whatever the problem- relief is in your reach. I want to help you reclaim your life, your family, and a healthy future.
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC, CCTP, CCTHP, NCC
Hello! thank you for reading my profile. You are here, looking for a therapist, you are taking the first important step towards healing! I believe that there is always hope, even in the most difficult circumstances. I compassionately will support your journey as you work towards self-understanding, healing and growth; focusing on living your life with purpose, meaning, and fulfillment. "Put down the weight of your aloneness and ease into the conversation"- David Whythe
I have been practicing since 2001, working with issues involving anxiety, depression, addictions, marital difficulty, stress management, anger management, and trauma. I love working with my clients to help them accomplish their life and relationship goals. We do our best work when we feel comfortable, therefore my practice is based on compassion and acceptance. Sometimes emotions and situations are overwhelming. However, it doesn't have to be that way. Allow me to help empower you to gain control over your life. Learn new ways to cope with your world and your relationships.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Bel Air are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Bel Air then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
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What method of therapy is right for me?
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