Christine McWilliams is a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in individual, couples and family therapy and maintains a private practice in Meadville, Pennsylvania.
She has several years experience working in various mental health and therapeutic settings giving her a widened and appreciative view of the unique needs of each indvidual seeking help. Beginning in the special education classroom, she began to see the negative impacts of unaddressed mental, emotional, and physical pains and family life stressors on student learning which compelled her to pursue a career in therapy. Along the way, she spent time working in both acute and inpatient units at a hospital dedicated to children, teens, and adults struggling with mental illness and substance use disorder. She also worked with adults struggling with serious mental illness in a vibrant residential therapeutic farm community. She continued on to work in an intensive outpatient drug and alcohol setting where she spent time working with psychoeducation and therapy groups and later solely individual, couples, and family counseling in an outpatient therapy setting.
She is currently serving as private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among her areas of expertise are anxiety disorders, mood disorders (depression and bipolar), PTSD and trauma-focused care, dissociative disorders, sexual abuse, anger and stress management, sleep/wake disorders, self-harm, communication and relationship effectiveness, and behavioral modification.
Christine McWilliams is an eclectic and integrative therapist. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support, compassion, and helpful insights to help clients effectively address their personal life challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques, to include Mindfulness practices, CBT, DBT, ACT, and more, to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.
Services are offered for school-age children, adolescents, and adults in need.
Grand Canyon University, Master of Science in Professional Counseling, 2010
University of Maryland University College, Bachelor of Science in Psychology, 2002
License, Certifications & Awards
Pennsylvania State License in Professional Counseling, PC007048
Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP), International Association of Trauma Professionals