Christie Picconi, LPCA, CASAC_T

Psychiatrist in Piedmont Behavioral ServicesChristie received her MA in Mental Health Counseling as well as her certification in Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counseling from Hofstra University located in Hempstead New York. Christie has experience working in a Raleigh Psychiatric Hospital helping to stabilize patients of all ages in crisis situations. She also worked with the New York City Fire Department Counseling Service Unit in an intensive outpatient where she provided therapy to those struggling with addiction and recovery, as well as their families. As a Licensed Professional Counselor- Associate, she creates a safe and non-judgmental environment where clients are able to explore issues and improve the quality of their lives.  She uses and integrative style of psychotherapy that pulls from many different approaches with an emphasis on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.  As a certified yoga Instructor, Christie enjoys bringing mindfulness into the counseling session. She treats children, adolescents and adults using individual, family and/or couples' counseling.
Christie works with a variety of issues including trauma, PTSD, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, relationship problems, ADHD, ODD, and addiction and recovery.
Christie’s work with clients is based on a collaborative and integrative approach that promotes a strong alliance and allows for open and honest communication. Within this foundation clients develop the safety and freedom to challenge behaviors and beliefs and discover new attitudes that promote change.
When Christie isn’t in the office she enjoys hiking, cooking and being with her dog Chip !