I am Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois. With more than 4 years of professional work experience. I have the most experience working with adolescents ages 13-19 years of age. Young people struggling with depression, anxiety, unresolved grief and trauma, self harm, addiction, bullying and other peer related problems, identity development, and LGBTQ related issues. I also have a strong background working children and families struggling with ADHD and problematic behaviors. Many parents are looking for a safe space for their teen to share in those areas that our children may not be comfortable sharing with us as parents. I rely heavily of DBT focusing on emotional regulation and distress tolerance as well as learning more effective communication techniques. Helping families reconnect with their teen and bridging the gap in communication is one of the biggest rewards working with this population. I have always been a strong advocate for those that I am privileged to serve and to take part in the journey of those empowering themselves to find their voice and be heard. 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.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
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 Read more...
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 Teen Counseling might be different.
Cristy respects me and encourages me. She helps me stay grounded and gives me tools to handle my anxiety.
Love her. Very easy to talk and you can tell she tailors the session to what is need each time. I am very grateful for her, 10/10 would recommend to anyone
Christy really works well with my teen daughter.
I found an instant connection with Cristy. She is so approachable, warm, and understanding. Thrilled to be working with her.
Christy has been great. She is a great listener and offers helpful suggestions. She is knowledgeable and understanding.
Cristy listens and validates my thoughts and feelings. Her feedback and honesty are helpful and thought provoking.
Cristy is great! So down to earth and really takes making an connection with her client a priority!
christy is so nice and caring, and motivating. I'm very pleased that she is my therapist.
Cristy just gets it. Therapy is about the human experience and making connections to better understand ourselves and the world we live in...Cristy shines in her role as a therapist and has been able to hold a mirror up to me so that I can better understand myself and my own navigation in this world. She's amazing to work with and helps A LOT!
I was tentative to try out online therapy, but Cristy has been great! She is so easy to open up to and I felt comfortable with her right away. She validated my feelings and experiences and helps push me to be better and recognize my accomplishments.
Within minutes I felt SAFE with Cristy. She’s relatable, caring, and exceptional with her ability to connect.