Christine has spent over 13 years in the field of Mental Health Counseling. She received her Master of Social Work from the University of Arkansas and has served the mental health needs of children, adolescents, and adults in the Northwest Arkansas area since 2005. Christine has worked with the Rogers public school systems assisting families and as a school based therapist in Bentonville schools offering counseling services to children, families, and groups. She has provided out patient therapy for adults, Intensive Family Services, marital counseling, and adoption studies to members of the Northwest Arkansas community. Christine enjoys working with individuals, couples, and families who want to increase communication, understanding, and commitment. She is also frequently asked to speak on mental health topics in the community. She has experience in working with people struggling with anxiety, depression, anger, trauma, bipolar disorder, autism spectrum, attention deficient, behavior, conflict, grief, stress management, body image issues, and life transitions.
Christine spends her free time traveling with her husband and spending time with her children and grandchildren.
MY TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY
I was educated in the multi systems life course perspective, thus my treatment is informed by an understanding that we are on a developmental path from birth through death and that there are specific challenges and conflicts associated with each stage in our development. Also, there is an unconscious mind working "behind the scenes" which can be utilized to bring about growth and self-awareness. I use a variety of therapeutic techniques that are appropriate for an individual including CBT, SFBT, EFT, TFCBT, behavioral therapy, and play therapy. However, I very often use a cognitive behavioral, solution focused, or trauma focused treatment approach that focuses on changing thoughts, environments and behaviors. These types of approaches tend to be much more efficient ways to bring about symptom relief and positive change.