Pronounced vər/sag/ lē/


Christie Versagli, M.S., specializes in the intersection of psychology and communications, organizing abstract human complexities into practical and engaging learnings. A summa cum laude graduate of Johns Hopkins University, she is the founder and director of THRIVE Institute and a practicing therapist in the greater Philadelphia area. As the former Director of Web Development for the World Well-Being Project at the University if Pennsylvania's Positive Psychology Center led by Dr. Martin Seligman, Christie directed and developed the design and promotion of websites and apps that gather and share well-being research insights through the use of social media. 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 preventative health and wellness solutions to improve individual and collective well-being.


  • The Peacemaker Center, therapist, Downingtown, PA (2017-Present)

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

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

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

  • Arnold Worldwide, Account Manager for New Balance and Progressive (2008 - 2011)


  • 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)