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.


In her free time, Christie enjoys the outdoors, especially hiking with her husband, two daughters and dog. 

"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."

- anonymous


"Christie's ability to lead with empathy and kindness helps form a bond of trust that has helped me start my road to healing"

- anonymous