Hello and welcome! My name is Christy Sutton and I’m a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) and a National Certified Counselor (NCC). I received my master’s degree, Mental Health Counseling, in 2015 from Argosy University, a CACREP accredited program in mental health counseling.
My theoretical approach is client-centered in providing a laid back, safe, and non-judgmental atmosphere. I utilize evidence-based practices to support, encourage, educate, and empower my clients. My approach is collaborative in identifying goals and addressing them using strategies that work best for you. Collaboration plays an important role as we work together to increase awareness, communication, personal growth, and healing within yourself and your relationships. I believe it is important to focus on my client’s strengths to assist them in identifying coping strategies to address cognitive distortions and negative behaviors. I utilize multiple evidence-based therapeutic techniques while emphasizing the importance of self-care creating a healthier and happier lifestyle.
My experience over the last five years has provided me with opportunities of pursuing and exploring my passion of assisting others using individual, family, and group therapies in various locations including home-based, school-based, community-based, and traditional clinical settings. I have experience working with children and adolescents, ages 5-18, and adults of all ages from diverse backgrounds, including couples, and families. I have worked with people dealing with trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, ADHD, attachment disorders, and substance use issues. For many years I worked with individuals and families involved with the Department of Child Services, parole, and probation. My experience has provided me with opportunities in serving, directly engaging, and assisting individuals with a wide range of mental health needs in the development of skills to manage emotionally distressing situations and creating a positive life perspective. I incorporate faith into my counseling when it is mutually important to those I am counseling. I look forward to the opportunity of working with you!