Christie Sharp Ochoa, LCSW
Education and Certifications
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
Master’s degree in social work from University of Chicago in 2010
Professional Educator License (PEL) with School Social Worker Endorsement
Trained in Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
Perinatal mental health through Postpartum Support International (PSI)
Couples’ therapy according to the Gottman Method Trained in Cognitive Behavior therapy (CBT)
I have been a practicing therapist since 2010. My work experience includes:
Therapist in private practice since 2017
Program coordinator at an Intensive Outpatient Program for adolescents. This role involved the supervision and training of other social workers, as well as implementing a program to treat adolescents with acute depression and anxiety.
School social worker at a therapeutic day school
Manager and community support specialist who provided community support for adults with severe mental illness and duel diagnosis disorders.
"I am grateful for the gradual serenity that I experienced after my therapy sessions with Christie. My anxiety has been reduced. I particularly appreciated her nonjudgmental perspective and feedback. I have incorporated Christie’s realistic and positive attitude into my daily life."
"Within my first two sessions with Christie, I had more answers about myself and my mental health than I had ever received before. She knew when to interject with her professional opinion and make me feel like I was truly attending a mental health check-up. Though addressing your mental health can feel intimidating, Christie worked with me as her client in a way that felt very teacher-student oriented while at the same time feeling like we were contemporaries. She taught me priceless skills geared at managing daily stressors as well as broader concepts that help me make sense of my past, present and future. I will forever be grateful for being able to work with Christie and for the self-esteem she helped me build!"