Christina WhiteLCSW

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In Central Time

If you could pick one movie or book that influenced your approach to therapy, what would it be and why?

It’s a Wonderful Life- I can watch that movie over and over again. It shows us that no matter how much in life we feel down and hopeless and like our lives are insignificant and do not matter, that is never, ever the truth, because they do! We have to see it, and when we do, we see and feel the change. In my approach, I work with helping my client see and discover how meaningful and essential their lives are when they are lost and help them process and walk through difficult times they may not understand.

What does a first session with you look like?

The first session with me typically looks like a friendly and honest conversation where we get to know each other a bit, and you give me a background on what has been going on that has brought you in. In the first session, I may ask more general questions on your life and habits, how the problem has affected you, and ideas you have for changing things. It builds a foundation for the following sessions, works to be done, and the goals that I will help you set in therapy.

What do you think is the biggest barrier today for people seeking care?

The most significant barrier for people entering therapy today is fear of the unknown or arability of services. It can be scary not to know what to expect when embarking on a new endeavor or not having access to the services that are needed quickly. Taking the first step in this direction can put your mind at ease and pay off in the end.



Relationship Issues


General Expertise

Work Stress



Social Anxiety

Academic challenges


Caregiver stress & support




First Session


Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Individual Session


Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Strength Based Therapy

Cognitive Processing Therapy

Jungian Therapy

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

Motivational Interviewing

Psychodynamic Therapy

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy


IL, LCSW, 149.020295


Master of Social Work- Mental Health; Master of Human Services-Substance Abuse; Currently working on Doctorate in Psychoanalysis

Work History

I am a licensed clinical social worker in Illinois with over 15 years of experience. I have experience working in inpatient/outpatient substance abuse and mental health treatment centers, crisis centers, juvenile justice programs, corrections, state psychiatric centers, and private induvial counseling.


Remote Therapy - Serving the greater Illinois area, IL