Hi there, I’m Christine!
I am a New York State Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor currently practicing in Orchard Park and Rochester, NY.
For over 15 years, I have been providing individual, group and family psychotherapy to individuals in a variety of settings. I have worked extensively with adolescents and adults with co-occurring psychiatric and substance abuse disorders.
I earned my Master of Science in Education (specializing in School Counseling) from the College at Brockport in 2012, followed by a Certificate of Advanced Study in Mental Health Counseling in 2013. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and a New York State Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC).
Currently, I am operating a full-time psychotherapy practice in Orchard Park, NY and a part-time practice in Rochester, NY–providing individual, couples/marriage and group psychotherapy services to adults, adolescents, and families throughout the Orchard Park, greater Buffalo and Rochester, NY areas.
While I enjoy treating a wide spectrum of clients in my practice, I have a special passion for working with social anxiety, highly sensitive people and those with emotionally intense personalities. I also have extensive clinical experience treating alcohol and other substance use disorders.
I do not believe in a “one size fits all” model when it comes to treatment. Healing is a very unique and personal process. Therefore, I utilize an eclectic approach to counseling, drawing from person-centered, mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral, existential, strength-based, motivational interviewing, solution-focused approaches, and various other models and frameworks, in order to best meet the individualized needs of my clients. I offer Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) in both individual and group formats, focused on skills acquisition.
Most importantly, I believe that therapy should be a collaborative process. In the words of Albert Schweitzer, “Each patient carries his own doctor inside him…We are at our best when we give the doctor who resides within each patient a chance to go to work.” My role is to work collaboratively with you, as your guide, to help you navigate a happier, more fulfilling path.
I would be honored to accompany you on your journey towards healing, growth, and change. Contact me at (716) 508-7393 to schedule an appointment.