Hello there! I’m Christine, a Licensed Social Worker in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and hold a post-masters Certificate in Palliative Care while currently pursuing my clinical license (LCSW). I have worked with clients and their families living with chronic and terminal illness and aim to improve the quality of life of everyone affected.
My approach is person-centric. It is all about the you. This is a holistic process to authentically recognize your past and present in order to enrich your future. I utilize intentional listening, collaboration, mindful communication, and most importantly, empathy to support you in this journey.
I strive to positively impact as many lives as possible. At the end of the day, people need a safe space to be heard and accepted.
I specialize in chronic or terminal illness, anticipatory grief, acute grief, adapting to loss, bereavement, caregiver stress, and counseling. I earned both my Master’s and Bachelor’s Degrees from Rutgers University, The State University of New Jersey. I have completed the Level I and Level II training at the Center for Complicated Grief at Columbia University School of Social Work. I am Certified in Thanatology (Death Dying and Bereavement) through the Association for Death Education and Counseling, and I have completed training in Advance Care Planning through Respecting Choices—Gunderson Health.
I was selected as a a HRSA Fellow, Integrating Behavioral Health Into the Primary Care Setting. HRSA is an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, I was able to work with clients and their providers on a daily basis. I enjoyed the opportunity to integrate compassion, empathy, and brain health into the primary care setting.
One of my most proud and fulfilling roles to date has been as a mother to three amazing children, two of which were born with chronic illnesses. I most enjoy spending time with my family, golden retriever, and supportive circle of friends. I have a passion for history, design, and always make an effort to travel to my home country of Ireland.
Mental and physical health are to be held to the same caliber. Reach out to me if you want to experience a holistic approach to you and/or your family’s health and quality of life.