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Christine Downer

M.A., PLPC

Christine is a Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in child, adolescent, teen, and young adult therapy for those experiencing anxiety, depression, life transitions/ adjustment issues, stress, post-traumatic stress disorder, or traumatic brain injuries. Christine uses an eclectic approach with clients (Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Solution Focused Therapy, Person Centered Therapy, Play Therapy), adjusting to what works best for the client.

 

Life will always present us with challenges, big and small. It's how we get through those challenges that impact our lives the most. Oftentimes life seems insurmountable. Bottom line - it's on us, it's a choice. I will assist the client in navigating those challenges.  My goal is to guide the client with replacement thoughts and positive affirmations so that your thinking becomes more natural leaving you, the client, in a calmer more peaceful place with life. I will teach the client strategies and coping skills adapted to the clients need of use. I provide a safe environment in hopes that the client and I build rapport. I enjoy using metaphors, analogies, and storylines to help the client visualize the process. Your goal is my goal!

 

Please see my schedule of availability to set up an appointment with me.


Specializations: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Adolescents, Agoraphobia, Anxiety, Art, Child or Adolescent, Coping Mechanisms, Coping Skills, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Emptiness, Forgiveness, Guilt, Highly Sensitive Persons, Irritability, Isolation, Learning Disabilities, Meditation, Mindfulness Based Therapy, Panic, Problem Solving Skills, PTSD-Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Self-Esteem, Sleep or Insomnia, Social Skills, Stress, Teens, Thinking Disorders, Traumatic Brain Injury


Treatment Modes: Art Therapy, CBT-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Eclectic Therapy, Individual Therapy, MBCT-Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, Meditation, Mindfulness, Person Centered, Play Therapy, Psychoanalytic Therapy
 

Fee Scale: $50-$80, Sliding Scale
 

Payment Types: Cash, Credit-Visa, Debit Card
 

Accepted Insurance Plans: Some--please inquire


Availability: By Appointment

Education:

B.S., Psychology, Olivet Nazarene University

M.A., Counseling, Missouri Baptist University