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About

Pronounced vər/sag/ lē/

vur-sag-lee

Christie Versagli, LPC, specializes in the intersection of psychology and communications, organizing abstract human complexities into engaging and practical learnings and advancements. A summa cum laude graduate of Johns Hopkins University, she is the Founder and Executive Director of THRIVE Institute, the author of an educational program called THRIVE: A Guide to Individual and Collective Well-Being, and a Licensed Professional Counselor in the greater Philadelphia area. As the former Director of Web Development for the World Well-Being Project at the University of Pennsylvania's Positive Psychology Center led by Dr. Martin Seligman, Christie designed and directed the creation and promotion of websites and apps to gather and share well-being research insights through the use of social media analyses. Prior, Christie served as an Account Manager at Boston-based advertising agency Arnold Worldwide creating global health, wellness, and philanthropic campaigns for corporations like New Balance. Christie is dedicated to the design and dissemination of contemporary, proactive and preventative health and wellness solutions to improve individual and collective well-being.

​Experience:

  • Author of THRIVE: A Guide to Individual and Collective Well-being (2018) and Founder and Executive Director of THRIVE Institute LLC (2017 - Present)

  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Pennsylvania, therapist at The Peacemaker Center in Downingtown, PA (2017 - Present)

  • Director of Web Development, Positive Psychology Center, University of Pennsylvania, World Well-Being Project led by Martin Seligman (2014 - 2016)

  • THRIVE Program instructor, Johns Hopkins University (2016 - 2017) and Franklin & Marshall College (2014 - 2015)

  • College Counselor, Franklin & Marshall College and Ursinus College Counseling Centers (2014 - 2016)

  • Arnold Worldwide, Account Manager, New Balance & Progressive (2008 - 11)

​Education:

  • Johns Hopkins University, M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling, summa cum laude (2015)

  • Teaching Assistant for Dr. David Capuzzi, former President of the American Counseling Association

  • Chi Sigma Iota: International Academic and Professional Honor Society for Counseling Excellence

  • Institute of Advanced Advertising Studies, American Association of Advertising Agencies (4A's) (2010)

  • Trinity College, Hartford, B.A. Psychology (2008)