Christine Philion-Dufour

(MSW, LCSW)

About Me

I have long been interested in providing teletherapy, as it crosses many barriers and allows people to seek out a therapist who, otherwise, may have difficulty finding someone, are turned off to the process of looking or who just may choose not to pursue therapy, after all. You may be worried about being able to connect with someone using technology. I feel confident that my energy, understanding and skill will translate to you.

I work with a wide variety of problems and issues, enjoy being a clinician and working with a variety of people and their concerns. I have primarily worked with adults and adolescents and have focused on individual therapy, couples & group therapy but have also worked with children and the elderly. Special interests that I have experience and ongoing training in, include trauma, depression, anxiety, addiction, grieving/loss, LGBT issues, eating disorders and body image issues but have worked other chronic mental health problems such as schizoaffective, and bipolar disorders. However, these might be seen as labels and you may not feel you fit into any one of these.
I have 20 years of experience as a therapist, working privately & for other community mental health organizations where I live. I graduated from Boston College Graduate School of Social Work; I am intensively trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and use this modality frequently. Other modalities used include Trauma informed, Cognitive Behavioral, and Positive Psychology. Psychodynamic intervention - working toward the development of insight, finding how to focus on the positive and Mindfulness are used through any of the modalities listed, as I feel these work well for clients and the research on Mindfulness explains the incredible benefits that come with its use.

Prior to grad school & becoming a therapist I was a member of the arts community in NYC; as a result, I feel I have a strong sense of empathy and ability to connect with people from all walks of life & differences in experience, gender, age, sexual orientation and life philosophy.

Consider contacting me to see if I may be the right person for you; the therapist-client relationship is the most important factor in determining the outcome of therapy; finding a “good fit” with a therapist is absolutely necessary as feeling comfortable with your therapist is exceedingly important.



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Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Compassion fatigue , ADHD
Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #LC 6436 (Expires: 2021-07-31)


Reviews

Written by A.N. on May 29, 2020 after counseling with Christine for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Christine was very knowledgable about the issues I presented with. I found her to be kind, supportive and encouraging as she guided me through our sessions.
She was very responsive and offered me many written resources that helped me along the way. I would highly recommend her to people who have a strong desire to look at and change their behavior.