Kathy  Christie

Kathy Christie

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

Not accepting new clients in Providence practice (updated December 04, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Adolescent mental health
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • College mental health
  • Trauma
  • Perfectionism
  • Wellness coaching
  • Creating optimal lifestyle

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

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) - Reducing any overwhelming feelings connected to the past and allowing for emotional healing through lateral eye movements

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 coaching - Identifying intentions and implementing strategies to build resilience and work towards one’s personal and health career goals

Creating optimal lifestyle - Identifying values and goals and developing strategies to achieve these goals to have an optimal lifestyle


General expertise



Out-of-pocket fees

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

Location(s)

Providence practice

1 Richmond Square

Providence, RI 02906

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

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