Christine is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-C) and a Board Certified Supervisor in the state of Maryland. She is the co-founder of Anchored Hope Therapy, LLC. She obtained her undergraduate degree from West Chester University and her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Widener University. Prior to starting the practice in 2016 with her partner Chelsea Haverly, Christine worked for almost ten years at the Center for Child and Family Stress at Kennedy Krieger Institute providing individual, family, and group therapy. Christine’s work has focused on implementing evidence-based and trauma-informed treatment to help her clients cope with traumatic stress. In addition to her work with individuals and families who experienced trauma, Christine also supports clients with managing symptoms of every day stress.
Christine received a certification in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and is trained to treat single and complex trauma exposures in children and adolescents. She also has training in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) to help adult clients evaluate and change the “stuck” thoughts that they experience after a trauma. Christine believes that helping client change their thoughts, they can also change how they feel. Christine also has experience with treating individuals presenting with high risk behaviors such as tension-reduction behaviors and non-suicidal self-injury by utilizing a Dialectical Behavior Therapy-informed approach. She has also received training to implement Exposure Response Prevention Therapy, a type of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, to treat symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
Christine has a passion for working with younger children in therapy and utilizes non-directive therapy approaches including, but not limited to, play therapy and sand tray. She is also a certified provider of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) through PCIT, International, an evidence-based treatment for young children with behavioral problems. While at Kennedy Krieger, Christine collaborated with other trauma therapists in developing a Yoga-Based Psychotherapy Group protocol. This protocol was designed to increase self-awareness promote emotional and behavioral regulation and pro-social behaviors in children. She has adapted this protocol in her work with individuals and families.
Christine truly believes in meeting each client where they are and supporting them to identify realistic goals in order to treat their symptoms. She utilizes a strengths-based perspective in her work and approaches each therapeutic relationship with her clients as collaborative.