Christine is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and holds 5 years of therapy and assessment experience. She has worked with children, adolescents, and adults in various settings such as a non-profit organization, university counselling center, school board and a hospital mental health inpatient unit.
Christine has experience with structured and time limited treatments and individual and group therapy. Concerns that she has worked with include anxiety, depression, suicidality, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), social anxiety, panic attacks, relationship challenges, self-esteem and confidence, life transitions, grief, intimate partner violence and identity challenges. Populations she has worked with include children with autism spectrum disorder, adolescents with anxiety and depression, adults with severe OCD, ethno-racialized university students and the 2SLGBTQ+ community.
At the core of her work, Christine practices from a person-centred approach which places the therapeutic relationship as integral to treatment. Foundational principles of practice for Christine include being non-judgmental, genuine, empathic, and holding unconditional positive regard for her clients. She believes that both therapist and client take an active and collaborative role in treatment. As a therapist, her role is to guide and support clients in reaching their goals, maintain boundaries of the therapeutic relationship, educate, and assist in increasing a client’s insight and knowledge into themselves and their experiences.
Christine uses an integrative approach and draws from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Adlerian therapy and Psychodynamic therapy.
Christine is currently completing her Master of Psychology degree at Adler Graduate Professional School in Clinical and Counselling Psychology as well as a certificate in Adlerian therapy. Once completed, Christine hopes to begin her post master’s work to register as a Psychological Associate with the College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO).