Christine EdwardsMS, LMHC

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Availability

In Eastern Time

What is your style/approach to therapy?

I do not tie myself to any one approach. Instead, I blend elements from different approaches and tailor the treatment according to each clients needs.

What would be important for someone to know about working with you?

The reason I became a therapist was because I have had trials and tribulations throughout life that has enabled me to be empathetic to others. I have learned that clients have had similar experiences to me, which has made it more comfortable for them to discuss everything that comes to their minds. I believe therapy can be a wonderful opportunity to talk, think, relate, and grow in countless ways. I actively listen to people and try to make each person feel special.

What does a first session with you look like?

The main focus of the first session is talking about what prompted you to seek counseling, how the current issue or problem is impacting your life, and your goals for therapy. I will conduct a full assessment about your current circumstances as well as your life history to create goals and objective for therapy that are best suited for the you. The second focus is getting to know each other, discussing expectations, and starting to build a therapeutic relationship.

Specialties

General Expertise

In-Network Insurance

Optum

United Healthcare

United Medical Resources

Fees

$120

First Session

$125

Family Therapy

$125

Couples Therapy

$100

Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Family Session

Couples Session

Individual Session

Clientele

Parents

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Children (5-12)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Mindfulness Practices

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Cognitive Processing Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Family Systems Therapy

Humanistic Therapy

Integrative Therapy

Internal Family Systems Therapy

Interpersonal Psychotherapy

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

Motivational Interviewing

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)

Person-Centered Therapy

Positive Psychology

Psychoanalytic Therapy

Reality Therapy

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

Structural Family Therapy

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Play Therapy

Training / Certifications

TF-CBT

SP-CBT

Play Therapy

Cognitive Processing Therapy

Sexual Trauma and Risk Reduction

Vicarious Trauma

Substance use, abuse, and dependence

Suicide assessment and interventions

Relapse Prevention Training

Motivational Interviewing/Enhancement Therapy

Cultural Competence: Cultural Complexities in the Therapeutic Relationship Training

Conflict Management Training

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Training

A Collaborative Approach for Permanency Planning through Family Reconciliation and Reunification Training

Licensure

FL, LMHC, MH16621

Education

MS, Mental Health Counseling, Troy University

Work History

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who provides services to individual and families. I help individuals explore, understand, and overcome personal, social, and/or behavioral problems. I provide services for Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Attention Deficit Disorders, Codependency Issues, Domestic Violence, Mood Disorders, Personality Disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Stress Management,Co-morbidity, and Substance Abuse.

Location

Remote Therapist, Riverview, 33569, FL