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, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Traumatic Brain Injury, Visually Impaired, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing
IL LCSW 149.023121
Christy is an amazing therapist. She's a great listener and she's helped me immensely as I was dealing with anxiety and depression.
Written on Oct 11, 2023 after therapy with Cristy for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and adhd
Cristy genuinely is amazing. Couldn’t have asked for a better therapist. She’s personable and professional. And caters each session to how I’m feeling which is amazing. 10/10 would recommend to anyone
Written on Sep 30, 2023 after therapy with Cristy for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and adhd
Cristy is very real! She doesn’t push you but get to the point. She is very helpful and sweet!
Written on Sep 05, 2023 after therapy with Cristy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
Christy always has my back, she pushes me to overcome my anxiety and helps give me tools to address whatever it is I'm facing. But most of all she truly cares about me and my life which is special.
Written on Aug 23, 2023 after therapy with Cristy for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes
By far the best and most understanding therapist I’ve ever had
Written on Jun 21, 2023 after therapy with Cristy for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
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