My name is Christa (Christy) McCoy MSW LICSW and I am licensed in the state of Minnesota with 19 years of professional work experience as a clinical school social worker. I hold a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Psychology from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis and a Masters Degree in Social Work from a dual social work program between the University of St. Thomas and St. Catherine University. In my role as a School Social Worker, I provide direct individual and group therapeutic support to youth, offer crisis intervention and prevention as well as family education, support, and advocacy.
As a trained Licensed Clinical Social Worker, my overarching role is to work with clients to holistically foster their well-being by operating from a strengths-based, healing centered engagement and empowerment approach that honors culture, spirituality, civic action and collective healing. Together we will work to identify needs, challenges, areas of support as well as develop achievable goals and plans to meet them. My approach is based on the core fundamental social work values of recognizing the inherent dignity and worth of every human being while also working to promote basic human rights and centering social justice and social change with and on behalf of my clients.
I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, depression, trauma and abuse, grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Abandonment, Body Image, Domestic Violence, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
MN LICSW 16495
Christy is such a so kind, a great listener and is 100% in tune with my mental health needs. She provides me with excellent tools to support me on my progress. Highly recommend.
Written on Nov 16, 2023 after therapy with Christa for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
She has great insights and definitely understands and is a great listener. She has been so helpful in the few sessions I have had and I look forward to working with her more.
Written on May 01, 2023 after therapy with Christa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, and self esteem