Hello and Welcome!
I'm Christie and I recognize that taking the first step toward seeking support and guidance for your mental health is a significant and courageous decision. It is said that the journey to well-being can be both challenging and rewarding. As you learn more about me by reading below, I hope that you find that I am someone who can support you and your decision every step of the way.
Christie believes in the power of collaboration, empathy, and a safe, non-judgmental space. Her goal is to understand your unique experiences, challenges, and aspirations, so together, you can embark on a path towards healing and personal growth. She looks forward to the opportunity to connect with you, build a strong therapeutic relationship, and work towards a brighter, more fulfilling future together.
Christie is a dedicated Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, who possesses a Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Fluent in both English and Spanish, Christie holds several certifications, including MATCH (Modular Approach to Therapy for Children with Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, or Conduct Problems), Adoption Competency, and QPR Suicide Triage. Further enriching her skill set, she has also received specialized training in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapy, and Family Systems Trauma.
Her academic journey began with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico, followed by the completion of her Master's Degree at the Alfred Adler Graduate School.
Drawing from a wealth of experience in outpatient community mental health agencies, Christie has honed her expertise in case management, serving diverse clients, including children, adolescents, adults, and families. She excels in modalities such as CBT, Mindfulness, Exposure Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Expressive Arts Therapy.
With a focus on adults, children, and teens facing adjustment/transition issues, excessive worry, loneliness, overwhelming stress and negative thought patterns, Christie specializes in addressing Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Behavioral Disorders, and Phobias.
Christie's healing philosophy centers on fostering a space of mutual positive regard, where clients can explore and develop new avenues for growth and healing within a safe and empowering environment. Her calling as a counselor stems from a deep desire to facilitate change and transformation for others.
Beyond her professional pursuits, Christie is a cinephile, avid traveler, and passionate music enthusiast, fostering a well-rounded approach to life and healing.
Christie wants to welcome you to a journey towards healing and well-being. It is important to recognize that seeking support for your mental health is a brave step. Her commitment is to provide you with a safe, compassionate, and empowering space where you can explore, grow, and find your path to a brighter tomorrow. You don't have to face your challenges alone; Christie is happy to walk alongside you. Together, you can navigate the complexities of life and work towards a healthier, happier you.
Schedule with Christie
Currently accepting clients for:
Youth & Adolescent Anxiety, Depression & Behavioral Concerns
Young Adult Life Stressors and Adjustments
Family Therapy & Blended Family Support
Payment Methods Accepted
Private Pay, Cigna, Aetna