Counseling Practice

Competent in the classic and contemporary factors influencing the well-being of modern day society, Christie supports clients in a range of therapeutic goals. A summa cum laude graduate of Johns Hopkins University with a Masters of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Christie specializes in counseling young people, couples, and families, but she is experienced in providing counseling to a wide range of diverse clients. Christie utilizes a strengths-based approach to focus on improving client awareness, insight, resilience, and optimism and strengthening their capacity to assume control over their own well-being and potential. Christie is skilled in relationship dynamics and helping clients evoke effective communication and connection with others. With astute perception and articulation skills and the ability to reveal and inspire significant hope, Christie values confidentiality and establishing strong relationships with her clients in a safe and accepting environment, accommodating client needs and preferences in therapy to ensure they find counseling to be a rewarding experience.

 

Issues Supported Include:

 

Adjustment  .  Depression  .  Anxiety  .   Panic Disorder   .   Impulsivity   .   Anger   .   Self-Esteem   .   Relationship Issues   .   Personality Disorders   .  

Spirituality  .  Grief and Loss   .   Academics and Career   .   Distress Tolerance   .   Disabilities   .   Addictions   .   Stress Management   .   

Eating Disorders   .   Trauma   .   Substance Abuse   .   Self-Injury   .   Sexual Assault   .   Suicidal Ideation

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Counseling Experience

The Peacemaker Center

Downingtown, Pennsylvania   

April 2017 – Present

Therapist

* Offers individual, group, and couples counseling to clients of various ages  

* Provides care for range of topics including marriage, addictions, trauma, and grief

* Presents psychoeducation information in therapy groups and workshops

* Offers subsidized services for those who cannot otherwise afford care

Contact our office at 610-269-2661 or visit www.thepeacemakercenter.org

Mason Clinical Group

Behavioral Health and Recovery Services

Valley Forge, Pennsylvania   

December 2016 – March 2017

Therapist

* Counseled families and youth, supporting rehabilitation with emotional/behavioral issues

* Created family-focused, least-restrictive, and community-based treatment plans

* Worked in the school, home, and community to provide comprehensive level of care

* Assisted a range of issues including attachment disorders, compliance, and abandonment

Ursinus College

Wellness Center

Collegeville, Pennsylvania   

August 2015 – May 2016

Post-Graduate Counselor

* Provided individual counseling to young adults: scheduled, intake, walk-in, or crisis

* Supported wide range of issues including adjustment, bipolar disorder, BDP, and loss

* Participated in case consultation meetings with the medical director and health staff

* Received supervision training by the Director of the Wellness Center and Staff Psychologist

Franklin & Marshall College (F&M)

Counseling Services Center

Lancaster, Pennsylvania

January 2014 – May 2015

Graduate Intern Counselor

* Provided counseling to young adults: scheduled, intake, walk-in, crisis, or couples

* Supported a range of topics including anxiety, depression, eating disorders, autism

* Trained in DBT intervention strategies; Co-led DBT stress management therapeutic groups

* Received supervision training by the Director and Assistant Director of the Center

Professional Affiliations:

American Counseling Association

Pennsylvania Counseling Association

Chi Sigma Iota Counseling International Honors Society

© 2020 by Christie Versagli