Counseling offers a safe environment for individuals to process their concerns in an open and nonjudgmental setting. In counseling, treatment is tailored to the specific needs of the client in order to best help them on their path to personal wellness. The goal is to build a strong therapeutic relationship while also helping individuals learn and develop effective coping skills for life's many stresses. Each session allows clients to work towards achieving a sense of happiness and well-being.
I hold a Master's degree from Southern Connecticut State University as well as a Connecticut state license to practice counseling. I have worked with individuals, groups, families and couples in a variety of settings, including rehabs and hospitals. For several years, I have greatly enjoyed assisting others work through challenges while encouraging their strengths and progression. I have helped clients struggling with various issues, including mental health, addiction and relationship challenges. Their progress is very rewarding to me as a clinician.
As a Licensed Counselor, my professional experience includes providing many different styles of therapy to various populations. I have worked with children, adolescents and adults and am committed to creating individualized treatment goals with each client. I am dedicated to the personal growth of others and assist them in developing more effective ways of being in the world. My overall goal is to help guide you on your path in developing a life more worth living.
Utilizing various styles of therapy, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Strengths-Based perspectives, I work to help clients challenge negative and unhelpful thoughts, while replacing them with more positive and hopeful outlooks on life. I also focus on helping others developing a stronger motivation for change, so that they may succeed in building the life they want for themselves. I believe that every individual has many strengths, although they may be hard for one to identify during difficult times. My role is to help pull these strengths out and identify how they can be of grave importance during different challenges. I focus on encouraging those I work with and helping them to develop a stronger sense of self and confidence. I am very empathetic and compassionate towards others, and understand that change can be uncomfortable. Attending counseling is a safe way to develop action plans towards making positive changes so that one can live a more fulfilling life. I am strongly committed to this field and every individual I work with.
Christina Thompson ReachesNew Haven CT