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Christy Clavio, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

“I believe in each individual’s power to heal and live life to their fullest potential as we are each our own best expert. My goal as a counselor is to provide support throughout the healing process, facilitate personal empowerment, and assist in growing self-awareness, self-compassion, and positive self-identity.”

Christy Clavio is a holistic health-care practitioner focusing on mind-body therapies to educate and empower people in their personal wellness. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist (LCAS), and a trained mediator. She provides individual, couples and group therapy to adults, adolescents, children and families with current life challenges, mental health needs, addiction, loss and trauma. Christy is highly skilled in practicing with sensitivity, compassion, and creativity.

Christy uses strength-based approaches to help align thoughts, feelings, and actions for the highest good and empowerment of oneself. She helps individuals learn to have more control and improve the quality of their lives and relationships. She has extensive clinical training in mind-body counseling, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), trauma informed care, addiction recovery, dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), mindfulness, expressive arts, music therapy, play therapy, relaxation/meditation techniques, yoga, and Qi gong.

Christy holds a Masters degree in Social Work (MSW). She is certified as a Natural Therapeutic Specialist (NTS) and is licensed in therapeutic massage and bodywork (LMBT). She teaches continuing education for licensed professionals, including Healing Trauma in the Body, Mindfulness Through Music, and Sound Therapy.

Christy has a diverse clinical background that has included: providing integrative therapies to adults with specific needs concerning depression, anxiety, trauma, sleep difficulties, addiction recovery, grief and loss, chronic pain, and life / career transitions; leading trauma-focused cognitive behavioral treatment with adolescents, children and families referred by the Departments of Social Services and Juvenile Justice; school-based therapy with children; and working in a recovery education center with adults diagnosed with severe mental health challenges, psychosis, bi-polar and substance use disorders.

Professional experience

10yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

NC LCSW C009536


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

I love working with Christy. She’s very helpful and gives a great amount of suggestions and strategies for me to try through the week. She’s gentle but focused on helping me learn how to help myself.

Written on Feb 18, 2023 after therapy with Christy for 2 years and 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Christy has been such a valuable resource in my life over the last year, and I couldn't be more appreciative and thankful. I started therapy after some unexpected trauma, and have now reached a point where I feel confident with the tools at my disposal to navigate the next steps. I've healed from past hurt, strengthened relationships with family and friends, and feel significantly more confident about where I'm headed personally. This would have been a much harder journey without Christy.

She listened, challenged, provided alternative perspectives, held me accountable, and asked me tough questions. She was always kind, inviting, and created an environment where I felt comfortable sharing some of my most hurtful and happy moments. I would recommend Christy to anyone who is looking to become a better you.

Written on Mar 15, 2022 after therapy with Christy for 1 year on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and career difficulties

Very helpful

Written on Jan 06, 2022 after therapy with Christy for 1 year and 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Christy is the best thing that I have done for myself. Her personality allows me to be completely comfortable and open. For me, feeling judged is a difficulty and Christy does not make me feel that way at all. Her advice is very well thought out and has truly made a difference in my mental health.

Written on Dec 15, 2021 after therapy with Christy for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning lgbt, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Christy is very professional and really knows what she is talking about. Our conversations are thoughtful and productive- she is always helping me to develop new tools.

Written on Jul 20, 2021 after therapy with Christy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

Christy is extremely responsive and supportive. I appreciate her insight and support!

Written on Jul 14, 2021 after therapy with Christy for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue