Hello! My name is Christy and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Arkansas. I have worked in a wide range of therapeutic settings including: inpatient psychiatric hospitalization, outpatient care, and residential therapeutic communities. I work with clients affected by depression, anxiety, substance use, trauma, and relationship challenges.
I received my undergraduate degree in Psychology and my Masters degree in Social Work at the University of Arkansas at a Little Rock.
My approach to therapy is client centered: clients are the experts on their lives and determine the direction and depth of therapy. Through a strengths-based and solutions-focused lens, I draw on multiple treatment modalities to guide clients in identifying strengths and developing treatment plans that accomplish their goals. Through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), I assist clients in exploring relationships among thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to aid in discovering dysfunctional thought patterns leading to self-destructive behaviors and beliefs.
Outside of my work as a therapist, I also enjoy playing video games, cooking, gardening, watching horror movies, spending time with my husband and dogs, and traveling to new places.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Body Image, Codependency, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Dissociation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Trichotillomania, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
AR LCSW 8323-C