About Christine

I have been licensed with the Maine Board of Counseling Professionals since 1993 as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC). In 1998, I opened my private practice, Riverview Counseling in Scarborough, Maine, overlooking the Scarborough Marsh. Previously, I worked as an Expressive Therapist and a Group Clinician at The Portsmouth Women’s Center for Mind/Body Wellness and Portsmouth Regional Hospital’s inpatient psychiatric unit and partial hospitalization program for women with a history of trauma.

My focus on grief and bereavement began in 2001 after being trained to be a hospice volunteer for the former Hospice of Maine. Since 2004, I have been a clinical consultant at the Center for Grieving Children where I provide support to the staff and volunteers, offer training on child development, and lead parent education groups. My work at the Center inspired me to pursue certification as a Fellow in Thanatology (FT) from the Association for Death Education and Counseling. I have a special interest and training in supporting children, teens, adults, and families after a suicide loss.

Credentials

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (License # CC 545)
Board-Certified Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS)
Board-Certified National Certified Counselor (NCC)
Board-Certified Dance/Movement Therapist
Advanced Certification in Thanatology (FT-Association for Death Education and Counseling)
Gottman Couples Therapy Certification (Level 2)
Trained Hospice Volunteer
Certified Yoga Instructor

Specializations

Individual (child, adolescent, adult), Couples, and Family

Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
      Traumatic Loss
      Suicide Loss
      Pregnancy Loss

Couples Therapy
      Gottman Method
      Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy

Stress Management and Mind/Body Wellness

Professional Specialized Training

Suicide prevention and postvention (suicide bereavement)
Columbia-Suicide Severity Scale (C-SSRS)
Childhood Traumatic Grief/Grief and Trauma Interventions (TF-CBT/GTI)
Restorative Retelling (RR)
Complicated Grief Treatment (CGT)
Creative Arts Therapies (CATS).

Professional Affiliations:

American Mental Health Counseling Association (and Maine chapter)
American Marriage and Family Therapy Association (and Maine chapter)
American Dance Therapy Association (and New England Chapter)
Association for Death Education and Counseling
American Association for Suicidology
American Academy of Bereavement
National Alliance for Grieving Children;
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

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