I have over 20 years of experience in providing therapy and have seen numerous adolescents with a diverse range of problems such as, a divorce, depression, eating disorders, low self-esteem, anxiety, grief, trauma for the teen and/or someone close to them, death, bullying, parent – child conflict, attachment issues, being adopted, addiction, anger and loss. The teen may feel they are overwhelmed with problems but with some sorting through, the issue really comes down to one of the aforementioned. Working with a teen automatically means working with the family, whether it is the parents or the siblings, as the family is usually involved in some way. Children communicate through their behavior, often not knowing what is causing their problem. Sometimes, adolescents ask for their parents not to be involved in their personal therapy and I try to do as they wish. However, I let the teen know that there will be at least one meeting with the parents included to try to come to some understanding and agreement of whether this is warranted. As a therapist, it is my job to let the parents know if there is any potential danger in the teens’ life. This will be done in a joint session with the parents, teen and myself. Other than this, I must honor the teen’s wishes if they do not want their parents to know of personal issues. Working with families often means work for the parents or at least the provision of recommendations. Lastly, there is usually some collateral work with extended family, friends, school, other counselors, a doctor, or law enforcement.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Body Image , Communication Problems , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Divorce and Separation , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Gender Dysphoria , Guilt and Shame , Impulsivity , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Mood Disorders , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Posttraumatic Stress , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Trichotillomania , Women's Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LCSW #LC 6436 (Expires: 2021-07-31)
Christine has helped me on the greatest transformation of my life. She's been attentive, flexible, and validating to my experiences and provided a safe space for me to dive into trauma, create new coping mechanisms, and express my deepest fears and desires. After 9 months of working together, I find greater ease, more joy, and far less anxiety in daily life. I'm so grateful for Christine's insight and kindness.
Christine has been very helpful in identify key areas to work on and making goals as well strategies to reaching them.
Christine was very knowledgable about the issues I presented with. I found her to be kind, supportive and encouraging as she guided me through our sessions.
She was very responsive and offered me many written resources that helped me along the way. I would highly recommend her to people who have a strong desire to look at and change their behavior.