Family counseling or family therapy is a type of psychotherapy. It aims to resolve problems or issues that are affecting one or more members of a family.
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 a family therapist. In addition to family counseling she counsels clients for an array of conditions including marriage, child, teen and parent counseling.
Ideally, all members of the family are present, but that’s not always possible. Family therapy and individual therapy differ in the counselor’s approach in treating the problem as a failure in the family “system,” not within one individual.
Family therapy can be helpful in working through problems due to any stressful event that negatively impacts your family relationship. These can include financial hardship, divorce, addiction, or loss. In family counseling, your family works together to identify the source of the problem. As a result, they can gain a better understanding of and appreciation for the unique role each family member plays in the family “system.”
Arlington Heights Counselor Katrina Christie Has 18 Years of Experience As A Behavioral Therapist
As a behavioral therapist and licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC), I enjoy counseling patients with a variety of personal issues including issues within the family unit. My goal is to get to really know you and help you discover, respect and love the inner you. Together we will forge a strong and trusting relationship. Through the process, I will help you find peace and a joy of family life and living.
I have been privileged to work with good families in need of constructive guidance. I am experienced in a variety of counseling services, including family therapy. I am here to guide your family in achieving a better understanding of each members position and role. I can show each family member how to build upon their own personal life skills, distress tolerance and coping strategies.
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.
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 have prevented your growth. We will work towards turning them into opportunities for positive change.
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.