It has not been an easy step for you to come to counseling. It may take months, or even years, to get up the courage to call for an appointment. For many, coming to counseling can feel both frightening and yet a relief.
Drawing upon over thirty five years of training and experience in psychology and life strategy, Christine will assist you in making long lasting, positive changes in your world and is honored that you have chosen to include her in this journey.
The process of recovery requires work and understanding. To assist with this process, she offers individual, family or couples therapy. One or more of these types of treatment may be appropriate for you. Christine's approach is different than other counselors you may have seen; she practices dynamic short-term therapy with successful outcomes. Her unique style is to educate, motivate and inspire you, providing a solid foundation for a healthy life. The added benefit of having quality psychotherapy available right here on Nantucket without having to travel off-island is a plus for many.
The friendly office will put you right at ease. You will be welcomed with a warm smile, classical or light jazz music, choices of hot teas, coffee, chocolates, snacks, juices, soda or bottled water. You will enter as a stranger and leave as a friend. This is Nantucket Family Counseling's commitment to you.
BIOGRAPHY: Originally from Greenwich, Connecticut, Christine earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Philosophy from William Smith College in Geneva, New York and a Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania and Syracuse University, concentrating in Family Mental Health. She practiced in the Department of Psychiatry at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, New York before joining the staff at Willard Psychiatric Center where she was affiliated with inpatient admission and outpatient treatment for seven years. She served as a consultant to the Ontario County Department of Social Services Child Protective Unit and as an adjunct faculty member of the Finger Lakes Community College, teaching Stress Management, Parents Apart and several other classes. Christine has done contractual work in the school systems working with emotionally disturbed youth in a positive peer culture model and is currently an on-call consultant at the Nantucket Cottage Hospital for psychiatric emergencies. She has New York and Massachusetts State licenses and is a member of the National Association of Social Workers. She is listed as a diplomat in the National Registry of Clinical Social Workers and as a board certified clinical hypnotherapist. Christine is active in various community organizations and is married with four children. Her interests include travel, theater, home design and her two crazy dogs, Tobey and Lilly. She has been a Nantucket homeowner for over thirty years.
Areas of specialty include life transition, marital and couples issues, divorce, family stress, struggling teens, child behavioral problems, ADHD, anxiety and depression.
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