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Christy Irvine PhD
When working with individuals, I draw from several evidence-based approaches, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Interpersonal-Process Therapy, and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT). Regardless of modality, my approach is fundamentally relational. My first priority is to build collaborative, authentic, and trusting relationships with my clients.
When working with couples, I practice Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), an evidence-based approach rooted in attachment theory that addresses the deeper emotional needs that underlie patterns of conflict, miscommunication, and disconnection between partners. Most couples I work with feel distant from their partners and stuck in frustration, fear, or avoidance. From my perspective, neither partner is the "problem" in the relationship; rather, I view the problem as the habitual cycle in which the couple is stuck.
I'm a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in individual and couple therapy. I am passionate about working with people who want to feel more connected to themselves and their loved ones, but who remain stuck in patterns of fear, avoidance, rumination, or reactivity. I support my clients in growing their capacity for awareness, compassion, and curiosity, and turning towards their most deeply held values so that they can live more engaged and meaningful lives.