Every parent wants to see their child grow to be a thriving, productive adult. But the path isn’t always an easy one. Our teen counseling services can help your child resolve early adulthood conflicts.
Serving Arlington Heights, Mt Prospect, Rolling Meadows and surrounding suburbs since 1981 First Health’s Center for Integrative Medicine is proud to offer our patients individual and family Counseling Services by Arlington Heights Counselor, Behavioral Therapist Katrina Christie, MEd, LCPC. Katrina has more than 18 years clinical experience as an adolescent and teen therapist. In addition to teen counseling she counsels clients for an array of conditions including family therapy and parent counseling which can guide parents in ways to help their struggling children.
Today’s teens and adolescents face unprecedented levels of stress, particularly academic and social pressures. As a result, the stress can lead to behaviors and feelings that interfere with their happiness and self-esteem.
Of course, every child and teen exhibits changes in moods and behaviors that are predictable and normal phases of growing up. While these phases can be challenging, typically there is no reason for concern. However, in some cases, children who are struggling in some aspect of their life, such as academically or socially, often don’t know how to handle their emotions and feelings associated with these struggles. Many of them turn to destructive behaviors such as alcohol or drugs, or become depressed and isolated, as an outlet. In these cases, our trained Arlington Heights teen therapist can help.
Arlington Heights Counselor Katrina Christie Has 18 Years of Experience As A Behavioral Therapist
As a teen therapist and licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC), I enjoy teen counseling. I have 13 years experience as a school counselor. First of all, my goal is to get to really know your child. I can and help them though the transition to adulthood. Most importantly, I offer your child a safe and trusting environment in which they can freely and confidentially share their emotions and feelings. We will forge a strong and trusting relationship. I will help your child find relief and a joy of life and living.
I have more than 18 years of experience in a variety of counseling services. As a teen therapist, I will guide your child toward a better understanding of themselves and the complex world around them. I will build upon your child’s own personal life skills, distress tolerance and coping strategies.
Some of my more commonly employed behavioral health services are: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Mindfulness and Solution Focused Therapy. Together we can lift the obstacles and barriers that are preventing your child’s transition to adulthood and work towards turning them into opportunities for positive change.
Since 1981, First Health Associates has provided the best integrative medical care including behavioral health services in Chicago’s Northwest suburbs. Conveniently located off I-90 near Golf and Arlington Heights Roads, First Health serves patients from Arlington Heights, Mt. Prospect, Rolling Meadows, Palatine, Elk Grove and Des Plaines.
Our behavioral health services are effective in treating a variety of conditions. Arlington Heights counselor, behavioral therapist Katrina Christie and First Health’s counseling services are top rated in the Chicagoland area.
Meet Katrina Christie, MEd, LCPC – Behavioral Therapist and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor Arlington Heights