Christine has retired from the profession of Social Work

Social workers help people resolve problems that affect their day-to-day lives. People see social workers when they are going through a difficult period in their personal, family and/or work life. Social workers deal with all ages, groups, backgrounds and income levels.

Social workers help clients:

  • identify and understand the source of stress or difficulty
  • develop coping skills and find effective solutions to their problems
  • find needed resources

Christine has worked with issues such as:

  • work and relationship choices
  • life transitions
  • depression and anxiety
  • addiction, substance abuse and recovery
  • all forms of relationship abuse
  • physical and mental illness
  • loss, grief and trauma
  • caregiver stress
  • workplace stress
  • relationship and family difficulties

Christine’s style of helping

  • respect for the dignity of all
  • deep listening
  • attention to the whole self- body, emotions, mind and spirit- as well as social networks
  • attention to clients’ experience, strengths and resources, including creativity and spirituality to allow
    • motivation to learn new skills
    • strength and comfort in dealing with pain
    • structure and choice in dealing with complex situations
    • confidence and trust for healing and integration