Christy Hopwood

(LCSW)

About Me

I began working with adolescent females in a residential treatment facility in 1993. Clients were there for abuse, trauma, depression, anxiety, behavior problems, and broken families. I also worked in residential treatment facility for teenage boys while I was working towards my Masters in Social Work from the University of Louisville where I graduated in 1999. After 1999, I worked in a psychiatric residential treatment facility for teenage girls and prepubescent boys as a counselor and a supervisor, foster care programs as a counselor and director, and a counselor for the past 15 years for children/teenagers and their families in schools and in families homes as an intensive in home counselor. I opened my private practice in 2008 and I see children and teenagers in individual and family sessions where we work on defiance, blended family issues, ADHD, bi-polar, anger, attachment problems, school problems, bullying, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, cutting, suicidal thoughts and behaviors, mood problems, autism, Asperger symptoms, and eating disorders. I use family system therapy by helping parent's increase communication with their child through therapeutic activities that include playing the family ungame where everyone answers questions while all other parties listen. I help the family process their history, family stressors, ways they have tried to cope, and how they want to get better. I help children and teenagers process their thoughts and emotions and develop coping skills and rational thought for thinking errors by using cognitive behavior therapy. I support parent's in their role as disciplinarian and work to appropriate that role in a way that is healthy and age appropriate for their child. I encourage children to be heard and have choices when needed to create autonomy and practice skills that will help them become a healthy functioning adult someday.


Specialties

  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Parenting issues
  • Depression
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
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 , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 21

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #3230 (Expires: 2023-06-13)


Reviews

Written by R.O. on Jun 11, 2021 after counseling with Christy for 1 month

Christy listens well and does provide positive feedback. She's always on time.

Written by T.I. on Jun 01, 2021 after counseling with Christy for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

She very good at listening and I like the way she sees both sides and stays neutral and lets me make my own choices.

Written by S.H. on May 19, 2021 after counseling with Christy for 3 weeks

Christy was very knowledgeable and kind. She was easy to connect with. I would recommend her to my friends and family. She was very helpful.

Written by T.A. on Apr 30, 2021 after counseling with Christy for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Christy is great. She really helped me with my perspective on some issues.

Written by C.Y. on Mar 16, 2021 after counseling with Christy for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and career difficulties

Outstanding! If needed I would follow-up in the future.

Written by P.A. on Jan 31, 2021 after counseling with Christy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and compassion fatigue

Christy is amazing! She really listens and gave me a new perspective while helping me with my depression. She has a way with words - without saying much she guides my thoughts in the right direction.

Written by S.U. on Jan 31, 2021 after counseling with Christy for 3 months on issues concerning relationship

Christy gives you a safe place to talk through issues and have helped out relationship! Thank you!

Written by N.O. on Jan 30, 2021 after counseling with Christy for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Christy is amazing, she provides a safe space to share my thoughts, struggles and challenges. Each week she makes me feel great after our session, sometimes It begins with me crying but her kindness and expertise turns around my perspective and I leave the session smiling and feeling like myself again. I don’t have enough words to thank her for my mental health progress throughout these months together.

Written by S.H. on Jan 23, 2021 after counseling with Christy for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Christy is very nice and listens to everything I say.

Written by L.Y. on Nov 18, 2020 after counseling with Christy for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

I like Christy Hopwood very much, she is a very good listener.

Written by A.S. on Nov 12, 2020 after counseling with Christy for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

She's great! , she listens to me and makes it a great comfort to share anything and be open.
the worksheets also helped me a lot, there are things I wasn't aware of.
overall a great experience with Christy!

Written by J.A. on Nov 08, 2020 after counseling with Christy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

She is a great speaker

Written by Z.A. on Aug 24, 2020 after counseling with Christy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

I am very happy to found her