Christine Pappas, MA, Psy.D, CEDS
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
I am a very passionate and dedicated to supporting individuals and couples in recovery. With over 20 years of experience in the mental health profession, I have worked intensely with a variety of populations and treatment programs ranging from a private practice setting, Residential Program, Partial Hospitalization Program, and Intensive Outpatient Programs. I have had the honor of taking on a Clinical Director Position in the programs I was a part of which gave me a wide range of clinical experience and expertise. I have worked extensively with individuals and families recovering from disordered eating, drug and alcohol addiction, and mood disorders and understand the complexities of co-morbid diagnosis. I also have experience assessing the appropriate treatment needed for an individual requiring a higher level of care as well as supporting an individual to reintegrate back into his/her community after graduating from a treatment program. It is a gift to be part of one’s healing process and to create a supportive community that fosters insight and personal growth.
I feel that we are all in “recovery” from something whether it is a life transition, a stressful life event or recovering from an eating disorder and that creating connection with community and thus oneself is essential to well-being. I believe that incorporating an integrative treatment approach (mind, body, and spirit) to healing is essential in treating the whole person as well as addressing underlying issues that may contribute to an eating disorder, addiction and other self-destructive behaviors. Empowering clients to find his/her authentic voice and re-connect with one’s personal passions; meaning and life purpose in life is an essential ingredient in the unfolding of recovery and reclaiming healthier connections with one self and others. I not only support the individual who may be seeking treatment but also the family members in creating a supportive community that best meets the needs of the family system.
I bring a sense of compassion, accountability and genuineness that helps guide you to find meaning and purpose in your life.
I look forward to working with you and welcome a complimentary twenty minute phone interview to move to the next step which is setting up an appointment.