Trauma-Related Disorders Counselors
Christine Barker is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), and have been in private practice since 2010. She earned her Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling from Lewis University. Christine specializes in working with individuals (teens and adults), couples, and families on a variety of concerns ranging from relationship issues, depression and anxiety, to personality disorders. She is also trained and experienced with Divorce Mediation Services.
“I believe that each person’s issues are unique, and therapy changes on a case by case basis. Each of us have a different combination of attributes, personality characteristics, experiences and backgrounds. The combination of all that is YOUR life, and only yours. Therefore, I use an eclectic and empathic approach with each of my clients and sessions. I truly enjoy counseling individuals, families, and couples who are ready to move their life forward in a positive direction.”
Adult and adolescent therapy, trauma therapy, identity work
In a world where mental health is often stigmatized, society can leave us feeling judged and misunderstood. Reaching out for help during a difficult time requires significant strength and courage. My passion as a therapist is to facilitate growth in clients, assisting them in accessing the strength they already possess within, while supporting them as they work towards personal growth in an empathic, nonjudgmental, and welcoming environment.
In order to accomplish clients’ goals within therapy, I focus on a collaborative relationship between therapist and client, creating a dynamic that allows clients to feel comfortable expressing themselves openly within session. I believe that a good therapeutic relationship is essential to client growth.
I have experience working with adolescents to older adults. I have worked with individuals experiencing symptoms of Anxiety, Depression, Schizoaffective Disorder, and much more. I am passionate about working with individuals who are struggling with identity as well as those who have experienced trauma.