My name is Christy, and I am a Clinical Social Work Associate (CSWA). I’m a graduate of the clinically-focused Master of Social Work program at the Wilma Kepner School of Social Work and Sociology at Walla Walla University. I have experience working with all kinds of people; folks in county detox, people with developmental disabilities, refugees resettling in the US, patients and families in the hospital, the dying in hospice, and in community mental health. Being with people through challenging times feels very real, and very right.
Many of us come to therapy disconnected and depleted, confused about who we are and what we want, or unfulfilled in our relationships or work. We hope that therapy will bring us insight, a renewed sense of connection, and resolution to the things we have been struggling with. I strive to be the therapist that I have needed, a guide who could teach me how to navigate my own inner terrain, who could help me make sense of my experiences, and better understand and accept myself. Therapy is a big investment and as your therapist I will want to make every minute count. I utilize a client-centered, strength-based approach which means that I have tremendous respect for your internal self-righting mechanisms. I believe you are the expert on you and my job is to help you recognize and access your own healing capabilities. I incorporate elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and somatic or body-based modalities.
( 541) 490-5585