Clinical Social Worker & Psychotherapist
Christine is a clinical social worker with over 17 years of experience working with children, adolescents and their families in both the medical and mental health sectors. She specializes in individual therapy with youth and young adults. Helping our children to live their best lives begins with supporting their emotional health. Therapy provides a path to wellness and better understanding of oneself. Christine works from a strengths based perspective as she supports clients to identify and appreciate their inner resources and skills. Christine believes that overcoming challenging situations is what allows youth to build resiliency, something we all need moving through life.
Christine is a registered social worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. She holds an Honours Bachelor of Science in Psychology from McMaster University and a Master of Social Work degree from Wilfred Laurier University. She began her career at Lakeridge Health Oshawa in crisis intervention with youth as an Urgent Care Clinician and also as an Outpatient Mental Health therapist providing individual, family and group treatment. She then moved to Trillium Health Centre in Mississauga where she functioned as the social worker for the Paediatric Diabetes Program, Paediatric Neurology and Paediatric Outpatient Program (POPS). Since 2005 she has been an employee of the Peel District School Board providing treatment, case management and community connections for youth.
Christine’s areas of practice include: anxiety, depression, mood disorders, life transitions, behaviour challenges, self esteem building, social difficulties and coping with chronic health conditions. She has advanced training in cognitive behavioural therapy, crisis intervention and trauma informed care. She also draws upon elements of dialectical behavioural therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, family systems, collaborative problem solving and solution focused therapy.