I began working in the mental health field in 1993. I worked in residential treatment facilities with teenage girls and boys until I received my Master's in Social Work at the University of Louisville in 1999. Since 1999, I have been employed as a social worker for severe mentally ill adults, counselor and a director in foster care settings, counselor in psychiatric residential treatment facility for teenage girls and prepubescent boys, intensive in home counselor for children and teenagers with their families for the past 15 years, and outpatient mental health counselor for adults, families, and couples. I opened my private practice in 2008 where I see adults and couples who are dealing with depression, anxiety, marriage problems, relationship issues, grief, loss, parenting issues, anger, substance abuse, domestic violence, PTSD, trauma, stressors, work place problems, financial difficulties, ADHD, bipolar, mood disorders, and personality disorders. I use person centered therapy where I focus on the totality of the client that includes their mental, physical, emotional, relational, spiritual (if applicable), and recreational health and how they are meeting those needs. I use cognitive behavior therapy to help clients identify thinking patterns and cognitive distortions/faulty thinking errors that are impeding their progress and ways to replace those thinking errors with rational thought. I ask about family history, trauma, and if those trauma's are impeding present day life. I used shot term solution therapy where needed to help client's develop goals and strategies with their input to meet their needs. I help clients identify coping skills for problems and ways to implement those skills.
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hearing Impaired, HIV / AIDS, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Traumatic Brain Injury, Trichotillomania, Visually Impaired, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
KY LCSW 3230
NJ LCSW 44SC06139000
VA LCSW 0904014438
Christy is very easy-going, yet professional. I feel very comfortable talking to her..she puts me at ease. I feel I can be open and honest with her about my concerns.
Written on Nov 07, 2022 after therapy with Christy for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and bipolar disorder
She is very easy to talk to about hard topics. She is comforting and concerned for you as a person. She has wonderful insight and knowledge.
Written on Jul 26, 2022 after therapy with Christy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd
I have had a great experience talking the Christy. She has offered a ton of support and suggestions on how to deal with the issues I am facing. I would highly recommend her!!
Written on Jun 17, 2022 after therapy with Christy for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and bipolar disorder
Christy is amazing, she’s being my therapist for over a year, and each session helps me to unload my emotions, while she helps me to process and understand why I’m feeling the way I’m feeling. Her input has been so valuable, and her advice always on point! Truly blessed and grateful for having her guiding me through therapy, it has made a huge difference in my life.
Written on Feb 18, 2022 after therapy with Christy for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Very helpful sessions with Christy, working through a personal situation.
Written on Nov 24, 2021 after therapy with Christy for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes
I like my sessions with Christy. She’s empathetic and understands most of my issues well. I would also encourage her to challenge my thoughts more though. :)
Written on Nov 01, 2021 after therapy with Christy for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, coaching, and compassion fatigue