Christine is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) and a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS) with experience treating eating disorders at the inpatient, residential, and outpatient levels of care. Christine earned a Batchelor’s in Philosophy from Elon University with a focus on feminist theory and sexual ethics. After spending a few years teaching 6th grade English and horseback riding lessons, Christine returned to school and received her Masters in Social Work from UNC Chapel Hill.
Christine has experience providing individual, family, and group therapy to people struggling with eating disorders, anxiety, depression, trauma, and PTSD. She has worked with a range of ages, predominantly focusing on children, adolescents, and young adults. Christine is committed to creating a safe space for individuals of all gender identities and presentations.
As a psychodynamic and attachment oriented therapist, Christine believes that the foundation of therapeutic treatment is a safe and supportive relationship between therapist and client. The process of treatment often uses the therapeutic relationship itself to uncover relational patterns from earlier in life that may be causing pain or dysfunction in the present day. By identifying the historical antecedent to a seemingly confusing or inappropriate emotional response, client and therapist are able to disrupt maladaptive patterns and choose new, more values congruent responses.
Christine finds joy in her horses, her dog, family, friends, food, and the woods.
Christine sees clients out of our Durham office, as well as by telehealth.