I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Michigan with over 4 years of experience working as a clinical therapist and intervention specialist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, panic disorder, intermittent explosive disorder, communication concerns, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, career challenges, ADHD, trauma, and PTSD. I also have helped many people who struggle with addiction including, but not limited to, substance use.
My therapy style is warm, engaging, and person-centered. I believe you are the expert on yourself and my role in this therapeutic relationship is to support you. Each client has their own individual characteristics and I utilize a variety of approaches to tailor a unique plan with each client. My practice theories include; cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, mindfulness, strength-based, solution-focused, motivational interviewing, attachment theory, and didactic.
The approach I take towards the therapeutic relationship is heavy with compassion, supportive like a friendship, filled to the brim with positive regard for you, and desire for you achieve the absolute best things out of life.
"Compassion is not a relationship between a healer and the wounded. It's a relationship between equals. Only when we know our darkness well, can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity." -- Pema Chödrön
I am here to support and encourage you. I look forward to working together!
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Attachment Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Communication Problems, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Fatherhood Issues, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
MI LMSW 6801111206
Christine is very empathetic and has a balanced approach to my mental needs.
Written on Feb 23, 2024 after therapy with Christine for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Christine has helped me through so many life events and changes. She has truly been a cheerleader of my journey. Every single session she offers humanity, compassion and insight. I have never felt judged and always heard. I’m a better person because of Christine! ❤️
Written on Nov 16, 2023 after therapy with Christine for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue
Christine is amazing. She’s a great listener, personable, and really understands my issues. she checks in regularly and makes talking about my issues like a conversation with a friend. She has great feedback and gives thought provoking responses, as well as amazing methods to navigate your issues.
Written on Nov 02, 2023 after therapy with Christine for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
I’ve been working with Christine in and off for almost two years and there is never another therapist that I could imagine I would trust and open up to as much as I have with her. Her ability to listen, relate, and advise is amazing. She made me feel strong enough to finally do what I needed for myself in life.
Written on Oct 27, 2023 after therapy with Christine for 1 year and 9 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and self esteem
Christine is the best therapist I have had ever period. Throughout my therapy experience I’ve jumped between multiple bad for me fits with therapist, which is understandable people have unique needs, however, the Betterhelp algorithm matched me with Christine and it’s been great since. Not only do I feel like my therapy has been good for myself personally, but also my relationships with others. Christine is accommodating in more ways than one, a rescheduling, a less intensive session, a change in type of session, and multiple other adaptations that no other therapist has offered me. Absolutely can not recommend her enough!
Written on Oct 15, 2023 after therapy with Christine for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd
Christine is kind and helpful. It is difficult to get started with a new therapist, but she makes the transition comfortable by being fully present in conversation and taking time to truly understand what brought you to her. I have been with Christine for 6+ months and I am very happy with the therapeutic relationship that we have built. She is kind, supportive, and always has my best interest in mind. My voice is truly heard in our sessions. Thank you Christine!
Written on Apr 30, 2023 after therapy with Christine for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem