Christine McWilliams is a Licensed Professional Counselor and maintains a private practice in Meadville, Pennsylvania. Individual therapy is offered both in-person and via telehealth.
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 various individuals 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 psychiatric hospital dedicated to children, teens, and adults struggling with mental illness. She continued on to work with adults struggling with serious mental illness in a residential therapeutic farm community. Additionally, she worked in an intensive outpatient drug and alcohol setting where she, first, spent time working with psychoeducation and therapy groups and, later, solely working with individual and couples with mental health and relationship concerns.
She is currently a 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, child abuse, sexual abuse, anger management, stress management, and communication and relationship effectiveness.
Christine McWilliams is an eclectic therapist. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support, compassion, and helpful insights and tools to help clients effectively address their personal life challenges. She teaches and integrates complementary methodologies and techniques, to include EMDR, CBT, DBT, Mindfulness practices, and ACT, in order to offer a personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them recognize and build on inherent strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.
Services are offered for children (9 -12), 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
EMDR Trained Therapist