About Cristie

One’s Destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.

People often wonder why someone who calls themselves a trauma therapist would have a website filled with sunshine and flowers. How is this practice for trauma therapy so full of hope? I’ll tell you: hope is an essential part of healing and some of the most resilient people I have ever worked with credit hope for their ability to turn their lives around. So, we may spend some uncomfortable time together, but I can tell you that good, hard work often leads to sunshine and flowers.

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This part of my bio used to list all of the clinical degrees and certificates I’ve collected over the years. Then I realized most people don’t actually care about that. All you really want to know is who I am and am I any good at this job. I firmly believe a solid relationship is at the center of any worthwhile therapy, so those are very important questions to answer.

I am a mind-body therapist who is passionate about helping people feel less stuck and overwhelmed so that they can have more clarity, calm and real joy. I am really good at hearing the unsaid and putting puzzle pieces together to stop old patterns and build new ones.

 

Turns out, much of the experience I’ve had personally and all the work I’ve done professionally has been in the name of learning the tools to help parents do well by their kids and live their own best lives at the same time. I commit to that work every day.

That work includes certificates as a doula, meditation and yoga teacher as well as two graduate degrees in education and counseling and doctorate in psychology with a focus on Maternal Mental Health. (I had to get the credentials in here somehow!)

Who Do I Work With?

I work with people who are ready to feel better in their skin. Yes, that includes trauma survivors but also parents who are desperate to find themselves again amidst the beautiful chaos of their lives (chaos that they’re totally grateful for but also totally exhausted by).

If you feel like your life was tossed up in the air after a loss or major event, and now all the pieces have fallen around you in a scattered fashion leaving you wondering who you are–I’m your girl.

If you’ve recently added a child to your life, entered a new relationship, recently lost a loved one, moved, or have a newly empty nest, and feel like you desperately need to figure out who you are again before life as you know it crumbles, I got you.

Maybe you’re just sick of repeating the same old patterns that keep getting you to the same old places in your life. We can handle that too.

How does this work?

Well, first things first, it’s your time to be heard.

You listen to everyone else all day long, now it’s your turn.

My highest priority is to listen deeply to address you as a whole person to help empower you to find your true self and align your lives with it. It is here where the healing begins. As a firm believer in the connection of mind and physical body, I do this through an eclectic mix of strategies including; mindfulness, trauma sensitive yoga, cognitive-behaviorism and person-centered talk therapy in my office or online. In addition, you can find me running retreats, support groups and teaching courses.

Healing happens through relationships. You need someone as invested in you as you are in everyone else.

If you’re reading this and can’t help nodding your head, let’s meet and see which is the perfect fit just for you.

You deserve more than just feeling like you’re going through the motions. You deserve to feel fulfilled.

 

 

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