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Christopher Labanca

Graduate Intern

In a society that still stigmatizes sensitivity and therapy, it takes that much more courage to admit we all benefit from help. We are each the expert on our own situations, but sometimes, healing requires collaboration. It is my aim and my hope that in providing a non-judgmental space and validating your experience, I can provide perspective that might be supportive in your journey to better mental health and healthier relationships.


I spent fifteen years of my life as a theatrical artist, using my craft to work parallel to the field of mental health with a specific focus on intimate partner violence prevention. Violence prevention and healthy relationships are a personal matter for me, as my journey in this work began when a dear friend of mine was assaulted and I was unprepared to be effectively supportive in the ways that would have been most helpful to them. Since then, I have had a strong desire to not only improve my own capacity as a support for others, but also to raise awareness and create healthy change in my community. My time as an actor, a director, and a producer helped me hone my listening skills and develop my empathy. More recently, I have spent the last year working as a Crisis Advocate with survivors of domestic and sexual violence at Safe Connections, which has been invaluable experience in this field.


I received a BA in Theatre with a Minor in Psychology from SUNY Geneseo and am currently pursuing my MS in Social Work through the University of Louisville. After I complete my MSSW, I plan on working in the field of domestic and sexual violence prevention. I am very grateful for the opportunity to serve my community while working with Diversified Health & Wellness and I look forward to collaborating with both my colleagues and clients to create healthier communities!


Specializations: Abuse, Breakups, Domestic Abuse, Domestic Violence, Inadequacy, Men, Men's Issues and Problems, Peer Relationships, Physical Abuse, Relationship Issues, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Assault

Treatment Modes: Person Centered


Availability: By Appointment

 

Payment Types: Cash, Check, Credit-AMEX/MC/Visa, Debit Card, HSA


Accepted Insurance Plans: None, Sliding Scale

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