Christine Savas is a Licensed Professional Counselor who earned her M.Ed. in Community Counseling from DePaul University and B.S. in Psychology and Human Relations from the University of Iowa. Prior to graduation, Christine interned working throughout the city of Chicago gaining experience in both private practice and community agencies.
Upon licensure, she began her career as an LPC working with at-risk, urban, adolescent youth and young adults in the city’s south side neighborhoods. While Christine is experienced treating many diagnoses, including depression, anxiety, adjustment, ADHD, and several others, she is less concerned with the clinical diagnosis and more focused on the person’s social, occupational, and intrapersonal challenges. Christine strives to tailor sessions individually to meet each person’s unique needs.
For three years throughout graduate school, Christine worked on the patient services staff at WholeHealth Chicago. While working here, she was able to learn a great deal about treating the person as a whole being and incorporates that into her counseling sessions. She is happy to be back.
SHOULD I SEE HER? YES!
Even if you’re simply contemplating therapy, Christine would love to meet you. She can help answer your questions about therapy and provide the resources needed to master your goals and live the life you want.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT FROM THERAPY?
- An individualized treatment plan outlining interventions and steps to help accomplish your goals.
- A safe, confidential setting to discuss you.
- Understand that therapy can be like cleaning out a closet. Sometimes everything needs to come out and the room looks messy before things can be tossed away or put back nicely. Therapy requires a similar approach and sometimes it feels worse before it gets better. But it will get better.
- Homework! Don’t worry, no essays, but interpersonal and intrapersonal exercises to be practiced outside of our sessions together.
Christine is a member of the American Counseling Association.
“I believe counseling is a creative and transformative process to help individuals master their goals. My training focuses on a holistic, person-centered approach and I create a unique experience for each client. While it may be intimidating to seek therapy, know that you will never be alone in the process.”