Christina White

LCSW

About Me

I am a licensed clinical social worker in Illinois with over 15 years of experience working as a counselor. I have worked with clients with various concerns, including toxic relationships, narcissistic abuse/recovery, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, dual diagnosis, self-esteem, relationship issues, and life changes. I have helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. I have worked in inpatient, outpatient treatment centers, juvenile justice programs, corrections, mental health, and crisis centers. I have worked with a wide range of individuals, from teenagers to seniors. I have a master’s degree in human services, with a concentration in substance abuse, and a master’s degree in social work with a concentration in mental health. I am currently working on my doctorate in psychoanalysis.
My counseling style is friendly and relaxed. I believe in treating anyone with respect, understanding, and empathy. I have several approaches I use and believe every individual is unique. I tailor my approach to the individual and their needs. These approaches could be motivational interviewing, psychodynamic, strengths-based, Jungian, reality therapy, rational-emotive therapy, or cognitive behavioral therapy. I will tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
The first step in change is reaching out and exploring what could be different. Together we can work towards a life of more freedom and change and overcoming the barriers that hold you back.
I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Trauma and abuse , Grief , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 16

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #149.020295 (Expires: 2023-11-30)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Christina White. 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.

Written by R.A. on Jun 16, 2022 after therapy with Christina for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

Christina has been an excellent therapist. She is quick to follow up and listens well. I have especially appreciated the goal setting along the way of our therapy. It has been very helpful for me.

Written by T.H. on Apr 15, 2022 after therapy with Christina for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and grief

Christina is a great listener.

Written by E.R. on Mar 13, 2022 after therapy with Christina for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Christina is a great listener

Written by S.H. on Mar 09, 2022 after therapy with Christina for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

Christine white is awesome! She has helped me work through things in many different ways. Definitely recommend.

Written by E.M. on Feb 18, 2022 after therapy with Christina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and anger management

I have only had one video session with Christina, but so far she is very knowledgeable and caring! I also love that she gives me assignments because it feels like she's trying to get to know me better.

Written by M.A. on Feb 17, 2022 after therapy with Christina for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Christina was great throughout my therapy. It was a pleasure working with her! I am a different person now, again full of love, laughs and happiness.

Written by M.A. on Dec 21, 2021 after therapy with Christina for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, self esteem, and adhd

Helpful, sweet, patient.

Written by V.A. on Dec 18, 2021 after therapy with Christina for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

A great person. Wonderful listener. Great at giving advice

Written by K.A. on Dec 12, 2021 after therapy with Christina for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with life changes, trauma and abuse, adhd, anger management, career difficulties, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, and bipolar disorder

She has been very good at listening. Communicating. And giving me resources to help me during this healing journey.

Written by M.O. on Nov 29, 2021 after therapy with Christina for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

She’s the best

Written by K.A. on Nov 29, 2021 after therapy with Christina for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, and intimacy-related issues

I have recommended several coworkers to BetterHelp and they are now in counseling with their own therapist. Its been a rough time with Covid and other personal things going on in most of our lives, but I am thankful for Christina for being there for me. She is wonderful!

Written by S.Y. on Sep 18, 2021 after therapy with Christina for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and adhd

So far I really like Christina, she’s been very respectful, understanding, and patient with me

Written by M.A. on Sep 15, 2021 after therapy with Christina for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, parenting issues, and anger management

Christina is a great listener and very present. She has a positive energy about her and is willing to do research outside of session times to help you find resources that can help support teaching your goals.

Written by L.O. on Sep 11, 2021 after therapy with Christina for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

She has a kind spirit. Listens without judgement and responds with a very positive attitude. She has really helped me.

Written by D.A. on Sep 10, 2021 after therapy with Christina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

After talking to Christina I felt genuinely heard and cared for. She is a great listener and asked the right questions to help me get to the root issues, with helpful ideas to address them.

Written by M.A. on Jun 14, 2021 after therapy with Christina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Christina is extremely empathetic and compassionate. She clearly holds much experience and expertise in her field which is shown through her passion for her clients. I have never felt more comfortable in such a short period of time. I also feel like I have made progress within areas of my life despite my time with her only being a few weeks. I truly feel like I have found support, and while the topics can be dreary, Christina doesn’t hesitate to keep things lighthearted when necessary with a good joke. She has achieved the fine balance of keeping things personable yet professional at the same time.

Work with me!