About Me

Christine Charest is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in individual, couples and family therapy.  She maintains a private practice in Lewiston, Maine.

With over 10 years experience as a marriage and family therapist, and as a graduate of University of New Hampshire specializing in marriage and family therapy, she is currently serving as private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among her areas of expertise are in the treament of depression and other affective disorder, anxiety, childhood behavioral and emotional problems, marital and relationship problems around communication, trust and infidelity, and intimacy and attachment, separation and divorce, remarriage and stepfamily concerns, illness, death and loss. 

In addition to being a prominent relationship therapist, Christine is an active board memeber of the Maine Division of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.  She currently holds the position of President Elect 2012.  As one of the leaders of this organization she has had the opportunity to promote and represent the profession of marriage and family therapy at the state and national level .  

Christine is an interactive, solution-focused therapist. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Social & Behavioral Science from the University of Southern Maine 1999

Master of Science in Family Studies with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of New Hampshire 2003


License, Certifications & Awards

Maine Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist   # MF3189


Additional Training

Gottman Therapy Level I Certification 

Multisystemic Therapy Certification 


Professional Activities and Memberships

Clinical Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

Maine Division of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Board Member 2007 to present: President Elect 2012; Treasurer 2009-2011;  Secretary 2007-2009















 

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