Christie has committed years of her life building and promoting initiatives aimed at strengthening young black youths through developing anti oppressive frameworks, advocacy, capacity building, community leadership and mentorship.
Christie’s passion and commitment towards uplifting and strengthening under-served communities led to her co-founding several initiatives with focus on getting at-risk teens off the street and back into the classrooms. Christie also coordinated support and empowerment of teens struggling with early pregnancy, people living with HIV and Aids, and to people facing abuse.
Christie is a co-founder of Chapters Counselling Services, offering accessible psychotherapy services to individuals, couples, and families in a safe, nurturing, and professional atmosphere. Her therapeutic training and over 15 years of pastoral experience, enables Christie to offer those who seek her service psychological, emotional, spiritual, and relational support. Christie is privileged to be invited to work and support many individuals in overcoming various struggles of life such as broken relationships, anxiety, abuse, grief, and loss. Her approach is person-centered and integrative, using evidence-based therapeutic models such as Emotionally Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Family Systems. She has training in Gottman Methods and Couples Therapy and a prepare and Enrich facilitator. Christie believes that real and lasting change occurs through a combination of deep personal insight, and the outworking of that insight in practical life contexts. She is dedicated to offering hope even when it is difficult to see.
In her spare time, Christie enjoys nature, listening to music, dancing, and connecting with family and friends.