My mission is to create an inviting space for you to explore yourself through the lens of relationships, culture, sexuality, and more in order to live a life of pleasure.
There are times where we feel connected, compassionate, and grounded in our lives. While there are other times where we can feel led by fear, anger, or sadness. Psychotherapy can be a way to have a different relationship with painful emotions and learn how to better connect to our innate confidence, courage, and creativity. Feeling a harmonious integration of our internal world can be empowering and relieving. A safe, trusting, and compassionate therapeutic relationship is one I hope to develop with clients as I help guide them towards their goals. My clinical areas of interest are LGBTQ+ issues, reconnecting in relationships, exploring the sexual self, navigating life stages and transitions, healing childhood trauma, and navigating the ambiguity and emotions of chronic/terminal illnesses.
My therapeutic education started with a Bachelor of Science in Family and Child Sciences from Florida State University where I learned the profound impact of connection in relationships. My relational training continued with a Masters of Science at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Marriage and Family Therapy. This is where I began to discover the importance of not only our relationships with others, but also the importance of the relationship we have with ourselves. While completing my masters, I completed training in Three-Generational Couple Therapy at Maurizio Andolfi’s Accademia di Psicoterapia della Famiglia in Rome, Italy. In Italy, I experienced cultural differences in relationships. We share a common thread of human emotions, yet our support, societal pressures, and values may look different. The way in which we understand and communicate emotions can either lead to connection or disconnection. My clinical training led to a holistic wellness private practice that cultivated my growing interest in the mind-body connection and how our bodies can signal emotional and mental discomfort. My approach to helping my clients grow is eclectic, including mindfulness meditation, art, and play therapy techniques, which are often helpful for anxiety, depression, and trauma. Another clinical focus was with the LGBTQ+ community where my values of equality and justice grew. Our diversity in race, culture, gender, and sexuality are continually receiving feedback from our society often leading us to feel disconnected. In addition to couples and individual therapy, I also enjoy offering group therapy to help clients feel more connected and less alone. My journey continues with Andrea Battiola where I am grateful to continue growing clinically with my clients as they grow in their own lives.
Christine is supervised by Andrea Battiola, Ed.S., LPC and Dr. Marjorie Strachman Miller, LMFT as she accumulates her remaining clinical hours to become a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.