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Christine Needham, LISW

Addictions Trauma and abuse Grief Bipolar disorder Depression
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About me

Hello! My name is Christine (Chris), I have been working in the mental health field for over 20 yrs. I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker with Supervision Endorsement in the State of Ohio. I earned my Master degree from The Ohio State University in Social Work. My experience has led me to many different arenas in the mental health/addictions field. The main population that I have worked with are people experiencing depression/anxiety, addiction issues, families dealing with addictions, PTSD, trauma/abuse, personality disorders, and family struggles.

My main focus is to listen to the individual or family member, offer respect, dignity, and acceptance. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, motivational interviewing, solution-focused therapy. I will tailor our discussions and treatment plan to meet your specific needs. One of the most important aspects for growth in therapy is definitely the relationship between the individual and the therapist. I would like to offer a laid-back environment, support, along with a tad bit of laughter. I usually check my messages two times a day.

I look forward to working with you in this process and thank you for reaching out for support and guidance. We will work together in developing a plan of action that best fits your needs.

Professional experience

28yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Problems, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Harm, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Women's Issues

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

License information

OH LISW I.1440170-SUPV

Reviews

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I am overwhelmingly thankful for Christine! She has gone above and beyond to show her support thru my challenge gong times! My gratitude is greater than I will ever be able to show!

Written on May 11, 2021 after therapy with Christine for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Kind, compassionate, and forward moving. She hears me and helps formulate workable plans based on who I am and my background.

Written on Apr 01, 2021 after therapy with Christine for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Christine is very intelligent, knowledgeable, caring, and personable. We've just begun our therapy journey, but I am looking very forward to it

Written on Mar 30, 2021 after therapy with Christine for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Chris is very easy to talk with and willing to listen. She understood my problems and gave me solid recommendations.

Written on Mar 29, 2021 after therapy with Christine for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd