Kathy  Christie

Kathy Christie

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Rhode Island Not Accepting Online
Providence Not Accepting In-person
Updated May 22, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Adolescent mental health
  • College mental health
  • Trauma
  • Perfectionism
  • Wellness & Optimal Lifestyle Consulting

Professional statement

Kathy Christie is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Providence, Rhode Island with expertise in anxiety, depression, adolescent and college mental health, and trauma.

Kathy specializes in working with adolescents and young adults navigating social, academic, and emotional challenges, helping parents to navigate this process as well. She also works with people who are looking to make lifestyle changes that foster optimal physical and mental well-being who are struggling to find where to begin.

Kathy offers an integrative approach to healing and improving quality of life linking physical, emotional, and mental health. She helps clients explore causes of dissatisfaction and helps build mindfulness skills, stress resilience and tolerance, healthy lifestyle practices, and healthy relationships. In addition to her advanced degree in Counseling, she has a background in physical fitness and health promotion which provides a solid foundation in designing comprehensive treatment plans.

Kathy has worked in a variety of settings including schools, agencies, residential programs, and wilderness programs. Her approach is grounded in CBT and DBT while drawing from other approaches to meet the needs of each client's needs. Her style is collaborative, supportive, and solution-focused.


Message to clients

Finding someone to open up to when life becomes overwhelming takes strength and courage and I feel honored to work with people as they navigate through this journey. Whether struggling with a chronic mental health challenge or dealing with the demands of everyday life, exploring and building upon your strengths will help to regain balance and focus so you can live a fulfilling life. With me, you find a lifestyle approach that nurtures emotional and physical wellness, occupational/academic satisfaction, stress resilience, and healthy relationships with yourself and others.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Sleep and energy disruption; low motivation; loss of interest; inability to enjoy yourself; general feelings of dissatisfaction

Adolescent mental health - Navigating social, academic, and emotional challenges throughout teenage years

College mental health - Navigating the transition into college and stressors of academics, personal relationships, and self-development

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Perfectionism - Coping with feelings of anxiety, stress, self-criticism, and procrastination; addressing unrealistic expectations of one’s self and negatively comparing self to others

Wellness & Optimal Lifestyle Consulting - Developing optimal quality of life attending to all life dimensions; Building resilience; Optimizing physical fitness and sense of well-being




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Brown University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • Johnson and Wales University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • University of Rhode Island (URI) Student Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • RISD Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $129 (50min)
  • Initial session: $129 (50min)

Additional session information

Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week

Location(s)

Providence practice
1 Richmond Square, Providence, RI 02906
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 9:00 - 7:00
  • Wed 9:00 - 7:00
  • Thu 9:00 - 7:00
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat 9:00 - 3:00
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Rhode Island)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2011 - Present
RI Student Assistance Services, Student Assistance Counselor, 2017 - Present
Fonthill Behavioral Health, 2012 - 2017
Certified Personal Trainer, 2011 - 2015
Universal Mental Health, 2010 - 2014

Western Carolina University, MS in Community Counseling, 2008
University of Maine, BS in Business Administration and Accounting, 2002


Languages

English


Client testimonials

"

Kathy was very caring. She listened and answered all of my questions.

"
- Zencare client • September 2020