I am Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois. With more than 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients experiencing depression, stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, unresolved grief, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I also have experience working with those that self harm and struggle with self defeating behavior as well as adults and children with intellectual disabilities and their families.
My therapy style is person centered and strengths based. I believe in meeting the client "where they are at" and utilize Motivational Interviewing, active and empathetic listening as well as CBT and DBT therapies. I believe in treating everyone with respect, dignity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Gender Dysphoria, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Intellectual Disability, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm
IL LCSW 149.023121
These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Cristy Bixler. 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 found an instant connection with Cristy. She is so approachable, warm, and understanding. Thrilled to be working with her.
Written on Feb 14, 2023 after therapy with Cristy for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, coping with life changes, and adhd
Christy has been great. She is a great listener and offers helpful suggestions. She is knowledgeable and understanding.
Written on Jan 23, 2023 after therapy with Cristy for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and adhd
100% would recommend to anyone. Cristy clicked very well with me. She knew how comfortable/relaxed to be to make me feel welcome and at ease but still staying professional. She’s genuinely a great listener and great at what she does. I am truly thankful for her
Written on Jan 16, 2023 after therapy with Cristy for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and adhd
Cristy listens and validates my thoughts and feelings. Her feedback and honesty are helpful and thought provoking.
Written on Jan 16, 2023 after therapy with Cristy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Cristy is great! So down to earth and really takes making an connection with her client a priority!
Written on Jan 13, 2023 after therapy with Cristy for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
christy is so nice and caring, and motivating. I'm very pleased that she is my therapist.
Written on Jan 08, 2023 after therapy with Cristy for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue