I am licensed in Alabama with 8 years of professional work experience. My early work involved working in a family farm business. While I enjoyed it (and still do), I found myself wanting to go back to school and study counseling. So that's what I did--earning my master's degree in Counseling from the University of Montevallo. This was an excellent fit because for most of my life, I have been passionate about better understanding myself and others, and how this understanding can lead to a healthier, more fulfilled life. To this end, I have studied personality theory, career strategy, metal health interventions, and relationship skills. As a counselor, I have experience in helping clients effectively deal with stress, anxiety and depression, and improve their motivation, self-esteem and confidence. Additionally, I am passionate about helping clients discover their best career or make the most of the career they are in.
I believe you are a unique individual, born with distinct strengths and challenges. As you grow, you encounter different people, situations and experiences. In response to these, you acquire beliefs and skills. Some of these skills and beliefs are helpful to you, while others are not. My desire is, first, to assist you in identifying what you want out of counseling. And next, to help you to pursue those life goals by effectively utilizing skills and beliefs that are helpful, while helping you change the beliefs and skills that are holding you back. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life is both exciting and scary. I am here to support you throughout this process.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management
AL LPC LPC03755
Working with Christy has been a breath of fresh air during this stressful time in my life. Her insights and questions, help me reframe how I immediately think about things and she keeps me calm when it all seems overwhelming. Thank you Christy!
Written on May 31, 2023 after therapy with Christina (Christy) for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, coaching, and adhd
Very polite, a good listener, and gives excellent advice.
Written on Mar 21, 2023 after therapy with Christina (Christy) for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Very nice to talk with. Really enjoyed our sessions. I moved areas and needed to get back with a therapist In my local area so I switched therapists. Thanks for everything!
Written on Feb 23, 2023 after therapy with Christina (Christy) for 3 months
She's very nice and non-judgemental. She's an awesome listener. She takes time to understand which issues are important to me. She's very easy to talk to, even making it easy to talk about things that I find very embarrassing.
Written on Nov 30, 2022 after therapy with Christina (Christy) for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Christy really tries to get it right and she does! She comes up with a game plan when you need one, and is very relatable. I really respect her and look forward to our sessions.
Written on Nov 22, 2022 after therapy with Christina (Christy) for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and addictions
You will not be disappointed in the help you receive from Christy.
Written on Oct 30, 2022 after therapy with Christina (Christy) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes