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Christine “Chrissy” Bruso, LCSW

Relationship issues Family conflicts Parenting issues Self esteem Coping with life changes
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About me

Hello! My name is Chrissy Bruso, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who loves people, the beach, the mountains, spending time outdoors, working out, healthy food, a good cup of cold brew coffee, being a wife and mom, reading and finding ways to help others in any way I can. I have had a variety of careers, including horse farm manager and riding instructor, legal secretary, stay-at-home mom, helping families adopt children and counseling individuals with autism and related challenges as well as their families. I work from a strengths-based approach, and I love empowering my clients to learn more about themselves and grow into their full potential.

My counseling style is honest and kind. I will give you tools to help you connect with your most authentic self in order to live an abundant life. I am also a believer in healthy families, so I can help you navigate family relationships and challenges, understand yourself better and employ boundaries that strengthen your relationships with others and yourself. As a mother, I am very passionate about seeing moms live balanced and centered lives. All too often, moms place an inordinate amount of pressure on themselves to be everything to everyone. I love walking with moms to help them set healthy boundaries and put meaningful self care into place so that they can enjoy life and parenthood.

My approach includes person-centered, family systems, structural therapy and cognitive behavior therapy. I enjoy building strong relationships with my clients, and I believe that together is always better than alone. I check messages in here usually once per day, Monday through Friday, and I respond as soon as I can. I will respond to your message within the same day if it is received during my business hours (9a-5p EST) or the next business day if received after hours.

Thank you for reaching out, and I look forward to working together!

Professional experience

8yrs in practice
Relationship issues Family conflicts Parenting issues Self esteem Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Career difficulties, Depression, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Adoption and Foster Care, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Family of Origin Issues, Forgiveness, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Postpartum Depression, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Self-Love, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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License information

VA LCSW 0904009696


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Christine “Chrissy” Bruso. 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.

Chrissy is wonderful and empathetic and always brings a very helpful perspective. I can’t recommend her enough

Written on Apr 01, 2023 after therapy with Christine “Chrissy” for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, parenting issues, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Chrissy is wonderful! She's non-judgmental, patient, and incredibly empathetic. She really gets me and has had a way of drilling down to my issues. I chose faith-based counseling (she does both) and it has changed my life! She knows her scripture and how to apply it. I can't say enough good things about my time with Chrissy!

Written on Mar 19, 2023 after therapy with Christine “Chrissy” for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and family conflicts

Chrissy has been working with me off and on since 2019 and I could not ask for a better counselor. Anytime I take a break and return I always request to link back up with her and she's always been there. Thank you for what you do Chrissy. It feels really nice to talk to someone who knows me so well. You are a blessing. I have recommended better help to several people and have even had a few of them give it a try themselves.

Written on Nov 25, 2022 after therapy with Christine “Chrissy” for 3 years and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Meeting Chrissy is one of my blessing in my life. Still tough time going through in my life and God leads me little by little. And she always reminds that.

Written on Nov 23, 2022 after therapy with Christine “Chrissy” for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Chrissy was understanding, compassionate, and kind. I didn’t feel rush like I have in other therapy sessions in the past. Look forward to meeting with her again in the near future.

Written on Nov 22, 2022 after therapy with Christine “Chrissy” for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I have had such an amazing experience. I have been talking about my positive experience with EVERYONE! Two of my friends have joined BetterHelp after hearing me gush about C. Brush. I adore so many things about my therapy with her. However, the top applause goes to her ability to provide materials/ literature to challenge me and allow me to stretch and grow.

Written on Nov 21, 2022 after therapy with Christine “Chrissy” for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting issues