Christy A. Cole, M.A., LCPC
Counseling and Psychotherapy for Wellness

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About Christy





Education

Lesley University

M. A., Clinical Mental Health Counseling, 2002

University of New Hampshire
B. A.,
Psychology and Women’s Studies, 1996
University Honors in Major,
 Summa cum Laude

Semester At Sea
Spring Semester, 1995



Professional Affiliations

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Maine License #CC2671
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Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor
New Hampshire License # 590
(Currently inactive due to the fact that I'm not working in NH)
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American Counseling Association

Maine Clinical Counselor's Association

 

Experience

Kennebunk High School
Kennebunk, ME
School Counselor (Part time - Contracted)
September 2007 - March 2009


York County Community College
Wells, ME
Adjunct Faculty
September 2007 - May 2008

Nute Middle School/
Nute High School and Library
,
Milton, NH

Licensed Mental Health Counselor/
School Social Worker
August 2005 – August 2007

Adult Services,
Counseling Services, Inc., Kittery, ME
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
July 2004 – August 2005 

Community Support Program,
Intensive Outreach Team,
Community Partners, Dover, NH 
 
Clinical Case Manager/ Therapist
Oct 2002 -June 2004

Simmons College Counseling Center, Boston, MA
Training Program
Clinical Intern
Aug. 2001 - May 2002

Adult Pathways
Partial Hospitalization Program,
Strafford Guidance Center, Inc.,
(Now
Community Partners)
Dover, NH
Clinical Intern
Sept. 2000 – June 2001

Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention Program (SHARPP),
University of New Hampshire,
Durham, NH
Outreach/Education Coordinator and Advocate
Sept. 1997 – May 1999

Sexual Assault Support Services, Portsmouth, NH
Rape Crisis Counselor/
Overnight Supervisor of volunteers
Sept. 1997 – May 1998
Rape Crisis Counselor/
Hotline Outreach Coordinator
(My placement as an
AmeriCorps Victim Assistance Program Member)
Sept. 1996 – Sept. 1997

Counseling with Christy
 

The foundation of my approach to therapy is relational, holistic and client-centered.   I strongly believe that the quality of the therapeutic relationship is the most important factor for successful therapy and I strive to approach my clients with a non-judgmental, compassionate, and understanding mind-set.  My work is holistic in nature, as I believe that all aspects of our lives, (including relationships, nutrition, sleep, etc.), have a huge impact on the way that we feel and how we function in the world.  My hope is that through our work together, I can empower my clients to improve their lives and achieve their goals. 

 

Some people come to therapy to have someone listen and support them, some to learn specific skills, some to engage in trauma treatment, and others to come up with a plan to change a particular behavior or become “unstuck.”  Similarly, some people wish to work on issues from their past, some on present-day issues, and others on future planning and goal-setting.  I believe that every person who walks through my door has a unique set of needs and would most benefit from an individualized approach to therapy and healing.   Therefore, I draw from a variety of different theories of counseling in order to help my clients realize their goals and live more satisfying lives.


Trainings


Attachment Concepts and Addictions Counseling
Ray McGarty, MS, LADC, LCS
12/11/2002

Resolving Trauma Without Drama:
New, Brief, Respectful and Effective Approaches to Treating
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Bill O'Hanlon, MS
6/6/2003

Evidence-based Practices in New Hampshire: Family Psychoeducation
New Hampshire Health and Human Services
Department of Behavioral Health
7/22/2003

Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Behavioral Tech, LLC
6/7/2004 - 6/11/2004

Energy Medicine Workshop:
Self-Care Practices

Mary Jo Bulbrook - Counseling Services, Inc.
10/25/2004

Addressing Tobacco in Clinical Settings
Center for Tobacco Independence
12/8/2004

Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing - Part I
EMDR - Humanitarian Assistance Programs
4/28/2005 - 4/30/2005

A.W.O.L.! How Should Schools Respond to Students Who Don't Show Up?
Drummond, Woodsum, and MacMahon
10/13/2005

Brain Injury Workshop
Brain Injury Association of New Hampshire
2/3/2006

Asperger Syndrome:
Getting Ready for the Real World
Teresa Bolick, Ph. D and Traci Diamond, OTR/L
 3/23/2006 - 3/24/2006

IDEA 2004
Gerald Zein, Esq.
4/12/2006

K - 12 Approach to Drop Out Prevention
New Hampshire School Counselors Association
4/14/2006

Children in Crisis:
Communities Working Together

Hampstead Hospital
10/20/2006

Session 1:
Protecting the Emotional Lives of Boys
Dan Kindlon, Ph.D

Session 2: Partners for Success:
An Integrated Treatment Approach for

Severe Behavior Disorders in Children with Developmental Disorders
Joseph N. Riccundi, Psy. D

Session 3: All the Rage:
Helping Adolescent Girls in Crisis

Martha Strauss, Ph.D

Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports
NH Center for Effective Behavioral Interventions and Supports
3/30/2007; 6/26/2007

Ethics of Spirituality
Christopher Behan, LCSW
Sweetser Training Video

Psychosocial Assessments
Amy Simonds, LCPC
Sweetser Training Video

Treating Difficult Children
and Their Families

Andy Abbott, LCPC
Sweetser Training Video