Dr Christie Mikell is a licensed Clinical Psychologist with specialties in child and adolescent psychology, as well as PTSD/complex trauma. Her other clinical interests include anxiety, depression, grief and loss, relationship difficulties, phobias, and self-injury.
Dr Mikell has worked in group practice for the last two years in the Chicago area, where she obtained her doctorate from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology with a focus on Child and Adolescent Psychology. She received her B.A. in Psychology from Michigan State University. As part of her graduate training, Dr Mikell has worked in a variety of treatment settings, including community mental health agencies, schools, residential treatment facilities, and hospitals.
Dr Mikell approaches therapy with the belief that the therapeutic relationship is one of the most important factors in therapeutic success. She understands that individuals often come to therapy with concerns, worries, or apprehension about this process. Dr Mikell strives to establish a supportive and accepting relationship that allows individuals to feel comfortable addressing their struggles.
She believes that within a supportive therapeutic environment, individuals can better understand their past experiences and how formative, early relationships have shaped their views of themselves, the other world, and others. Through a deeper awareness into relationship patterns and belief systems, Dr Mikell assists clients in developing greater freedom and joy in their lives.