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Christina Curtis, LMFT

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Christina Curtis, MA, LMFT - Traumatic Stress Therapy NYCChristina is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist practicing at Midtown Marriage and Family Therapy, PC. Christina brings a deep and varied set of professional experiences to her work as a therapist. She has a longstanding affinity for working with individuals in crisis and her professional background reflects that passion for reaching out to and supporting those experiencing crisis.

Christinas areas of specialization include working with couples and individuals dealing with stress in their intimate relationships through individual and marriage counseling NYC as well as working with those experiencing bereavement, crisis and traumatic stress.

She operates within a depth-oriented and humanistic framework but also employs cognitive behavioral and somatic techniques in order to break the “stuckness” that many people experience during crisis.

As a writer herself, Christina is interested in developing her practice to include writers and artists in order to explore the unique strengths and challenges artists bring to the therapeutic process. Christina is a published poet and essayist and sees her two passions, mental health and creative writing as complementary—working in tandem to support her evolution as a person and as a professional.

Before moving to New York in 2008, Christina worked as the Community Education Coordinator at Crisis Support Services of Alameda County (formerly Suicide Prevention) where she provided in-depth trainings on Suicide Assessment and Intervention, Suicide Assessment and Intervention with Adolescents, Depression in Older Persons and Grief and Loss. In her work at Crisis Support Services, Christina served as a public face of the agency for the therapeutic community at large and in addition to her trainings, also wrote articles for local publications highlighting the problem of suicide.

Previously, Christina worked for three and a half years as a hospice bereavement counselor in a busy city Hospice agency during the height of the AIDS epidemic, where she counseled individuals, groups and families and provided trainings on grief and loss. Christina has received additional training in CISD (Critical Incident Stress Debriefing).

Christina grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she still has strong family and professional ties and moved to New York, the city she loves, in 1998. Her life in New York has been divided between her work in mental health and her work as a poet, essayist and professor of English literature.

From the University of San Francisco, Christina received a BA in Philosophy and an MA in Counseling/Psychology. She also received a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (MFA) from Sarah Lawrence College. Christina was first licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist by the State of California in 1998 and was licensed by the State of New York in 2008.

Christina can be reached at the practice of Midtown MFT by phone (917) 968-5599 of by email at info@midtownmft.com.