Christie Van Pelt, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Christie Van Pelt, LCSW, has over 25 years of experience as a clinical social worker/psychotherapist providing individual, family, play, and group therapy for children, adolescents, adults and families in several settings and with diverse populations, including a social services setting, substance abuse rehab, psychiatric hospital, juvenile detention facility, and outpatient in several locations. She has special training in child treatment, forensic psychology, trauma focused treatment, and EMDR. In her work with individuals and families she utilizes an integrative approach that includes humanistic, systemic, cognitive, and trauma focused therapies to help individuals overcome a range of psychological and emotional problems that include depression, anxiety, relationship issues, recovery from addictive behavior, and traumatic past experiences. She assists clients in developing treatment goals to improve their quality of life by addressing inner conflicts, traumatic memories and negative thought processes and core beliefs, and developing a more positive self-image and more effective ways of coping and alleviating stress.