Christie Walsh

(MS, LPC)

About Me

I was born and raised in Pittsburgh and am a huge Steelers fan. I am happily married to my husband and we have one son and are expecting our second child in early November! I knew early on that my passion lied in a career that was dedicated to helping others and returned to graduate school after working as a headhunter and Human Resources Manager. I hold a Master of Science degree in Counseling Psychology and am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Pennsylvania. My experience includes working with adolescents and adults who suffer from substance use issues, family conflict, couples counseling, personal growth and development, and career counseling. I have worked with families and children as young as two-years-old into adolescence. My most recent experience was working with those who have suffered from traumatic life events. I specialize in helping those with anxiety and depression, marital problems, career issues, and life management stressors.

While I believe my theoretical orientation is integrative, much of my work is based off of utilizing practices and principles from CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy) and TF-CBT (Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy). I am warm, compassionate, and understand the importance of creating a strong therapeutic alliance with clients. As a therapist, it is important to challenge you, to help you live to your fullest potential, acting as an advocate for you and supporting you along the way! I meet you where you are in your life and offer an ear to listen, free of judgment.

I look forward to "meeting" you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Career difficulties

I also have experience in Addictions, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression

Years of Experience: 4

Services Offered


  • Messaging

Licensing

LPC #PC009993 (Expires: 2019-02-28)


Reviews

Written by N.E. on Nov 05, 2018 after counseling with Christie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and self esteem

Christi has changed my life in a way I never even knew would be possible. For so long I had accepted defeat and even thought there was no hope to solving my issues, so I bottled up all my emotions inside. Christi showed me how making an emotion log and giving myself mini tasks could improve my mood so much. Thanks to Christi I strive to get out of bed more and I actually feel like I can beat this depression/anxiety. She truly cares about my well being and I appreciate that.

Written by M.E. on Oct 01, 2018 after counseling with Christie for 8 months

So nice to have a sounding board an email away. She's helped me through some pretty tough times as a calming, rational voice.

Written by J.E. on Sep 08, 2018 after counseling with Christie for 7 months

I’ve found Christie to be very insightful and responsive. Her questions are thought-provoking and I would recommend her to anyone.

Written by T.A. on Sep 06, 2018 after counseling with Christie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

She’s an absolute sweetheart, she is an incredible listener and makes me feel very comfortable and safe. Cannot recommend her enough.

Written by A.L. on Aug 29, 2018 after counseling with Christie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger, and career

Christie has been extremely supportive and has offered concrete suggestions for me to reach my goals in addition to simply listening to my problems. She is quick to communicate and I would absolutely recommend her to anyone; she has been such a great help.

Written by E.R. on Aug 22, 2018 after counseling with Christie for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating, self esteem, and anger

I’ve only been working with Christie for a short time, but she has truly exceeded expectations. I’ve tried other counselors on this platform that weren’t as helpful, insightful or caring, and I was about to give up when I decided to try one more counselor. And I’m so glad I did! I appreciate Christie’s honesty, understanding, thought provoking insight, and consistency in responding in a day or often less. Because of her, I am already taking steps to better myself, which has often been hard for me to do on my own. So far, she is everything I could ask for in a counselor, and I’m looking forward to continuing to work with her.

Written by C.A. on Jun 08, 2018 after counseling with Christie for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Christie is AWESOME! She has helped me so much through some of my feelings, and made things come to light. She is available whenever I need to send her a quick message for her opinion or just need to get it all out. She is there to listen and give feedback on things from a professional point of view!

Written by A.L. on Jun 07, 2018 after counseling with Christie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Excellent communication and attention to the patient’s concerns.

Written by W.E. on May 14, 2018 after counseling with Christie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, grief, parenting, self esteem, and anger

Christie is very professional and caring. She has offered many suggestions and made goals for me to do to that have been very helpful. I would highly recommend her.

Written by M.E. on May 10, 2018 after counseling with Christie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping, self esteem, anger, career, and bipolar

Christie is so understanding and responsive! She challenges me to put myself out there and to challenge myself when I think I can’t do something!

Written by J.U. on May 08, 2018 after counseling with Christie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, self esteem, anger, and bipolar

Christie has been very helpful with what I have been experiencing in my life. She has been giving me positive insight into things. She listens to what I have to say and responds in a timely manner. She has given me some great insight about how I can communicate better with others and utilize positive coping skills. I would definitely recommend her expertise to anyone who I felt could benefit from her services.

Written by K.A. on Apr 25, 2018 after counseling with Christie for 1 month

Love her!

Written by C.I. on Apr 18, 2018 after counseling with Christie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Christie Walsh is a Godsend. Very understanding and nonjudgemental. I feel completely comfortable sharing what I consider to be the worst parts of myself with her. I see myself improving and it's only been the first few weeks. She is incredible!

Written by K.E. on Apr 18, 2018 after counseling with Christie for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related

Christie has been a tremendous with helping me process. She’s helped me realize a lot of things about my life and I’m so thankful!

Written by R.E. on Apr 05, 2018 after counseling with Christie for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger, and career

I am so glad that I connected with Christie. She is extremely kind, warm, and flexible. Not only is she a great person to talk to when you need to get something off of your chest, but she also offers really great advice and explanations. She has truly helped me change the way I think which has already started to improve my life for the better. She makes herself available and really has been able to exceed my expectations and go above and beyond other counselors I have spoken with on this platform. She's really responsive, not just in timeliness but also the depth of her replies. She always remembers what we have talked about previously, and I feel like I have been able to form a true therapeutic alliance with her.

Written by M.O. on Feb 14, 2018 after counseling with Christie for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, and career

Christie replies to all messages in a timely manner and provides thoughtful feedback. She has already helped me with a few issues in several weeks. I'm glad to have her help.

Written by H.A. on Feb 06, 2018 after counseling with Christie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, grief, self esteem, and career

I really like talking to Christie. She helps me work through anything that comes up. She's super great to vent to. She gives great advice and listens to what I have to say. She remembers what is important to me and it makes talking to her even easier!

Written by T.R. on Jan 19, 2018 after counseling with Christie for 3 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, self esteem, anger, and bipolar

Keep changing lives! The world needs people like Christie. Went above and beyond for me and awesome communication. Thank you very much!