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.
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
Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
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
Kathy was very caring. She listened and answered all of my questions."