I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in Connecticut with many years of experience working with both individuals and families while also providing case management. I have worked with clients with a ride range of concerns including anxiety, depression, relationship conflicts, difficulty with life transitions, cancer, grief, and end of life.
I have a specialty in grief, loss and oncology. I have extensive experience in helping both the patient and the family in these very difficult situations. It may help you to know that I lost my mom to cancer at 19 which is what brought me to this unique specialty. I have worked in an outpatient oncology center for 3 years and have been working with both adults and children who are coping with grief for the past 7 years.
My counseling style is client- centered and I believe that the most important part of therapy is the alliance created between the client and the therapist. I am passionate about empowering others through life's challenges and am hopeful that through communication and commitment on both ends, I can help you get to a place you are feeling much better about these difficulties you are dealing with right now.
Taking the steps to begin therapy is not always easy, but it can be so helpful in getting to a place where you are able to live a more fulfilling life. It may help to know that I have years of experience being the client in a counseling relationship and I have been very picky about what I looked for in my therapist. I have learned first hand how important it is to have a therapist that I feel comfortable saying anything to and feeling validated no matter how I am feeling. If this is the kind of client/therapist relationship you are looking for, you have come to the right place!
I look forward to working with you.
- Coping with life changes
- Compassion fatigue
Stress, Anxiety , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Depression , Coaching , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Cancer , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Life Purpose , Young Adult Issues Read more...
LCSW #10948 (Expires: 2020-11-30)
Christie has been great to talk with about everything happening in my life, and what’s to come. She allows me to have that space where I can vent and let go of the fear of having my feelings judged.
Christie is amazing and honestly I had no idea what I was getting myself into when I decided to get professional help but she walked me through it and didn’t make me feel like a patient. She talks to me like a friend and that’s what I need right now. I feel heard and validated. She’s good at what she does.
I have found my video sessions with Christie very helpful in coping with my issues. She listens to all of my problems and guides me through them. I am seeing improvement after just a few sessions.
I’ve only been seeing Christie a few short weeks, but I feel completely comfortable talking with her.