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Christien Harden, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Addictions LGBTQ+ Depression
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About me

Hello! My name is Christien Harden, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (NC and VA), Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist (NC) and Certified Clinical Supervisor (NC). While attending graduate school at East Carolina University, my focus and study was the LGBT community and co-occurring disorders. It is my wish to assist those struggling with mental health and substance use issues by providing an experienced, caring atmosphere to grow and heal. Overall, I want to talk about the matters that matter to you.

Life isn't always easy but, it should not always be a struggle. I offer a wide range of therapeutic techniques including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy as well as Motivational Interviewing to assist individuals throughout the therapeutic process. I look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve wholeness and wellness at your own pace.

During my career I have worked in hospital-based settings serving as a triage specialist in the ED of a major hospital system, floor therapist for those afflicted with severe and persistent mental illness, and served as a Director of Outpatient Services for intensive outpatient care and a partial hospitalization program. At present, I oversee therapists working with those afflicted with severe and persistent mental illness in an inpatient setting.

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my partner, our families, and our dogs. Generally, you will find me (when not working) on the beaches of NC and FL, or the mountains of Colorado.

Christien Harden, MSW, MATC, LCSW, LCAS, CCS

Professional experience

12yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions LGBTQ+ Depression

Additional areas of focus: Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Caregiver issues and stress, Co-morbidity, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, First Responder Issues, HIV / AIDS, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Men's issues, Midlife crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood disorders , Panic disorder and panic attacks, Post-traumatic stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-love, Sexuality, Social anxiety and phobia, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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License information

NC LCSW C008904

VA LCSW 0904010225


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Christien Harden. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Christien is wonderful at listening and giving feedback. He is great with recommending resources etc. He has helped me already and we have only talked 1 time so far! He is very engaged in the conversation.

Written on Oct 04, 2021 after therapy with Christien for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and addictions

Christien listens carefully/ actively and helps me discover my answers.

Written on Sep 24, 2018 after therapy with Christien for 2 weeks