Christine Betsill, MFA, M.AmSat
Have you found yourself feeling like life is a never-ending treadmill that keeps going faster and faster? Are you struggling to connect with yourself and others in the deluge of all of life’s stressors? In today’s world, it’s easy to see how stress and overwhelm can easily take the place of contentment and connection, how life’s challenges have inflicted wounds that impact our daily lives. In the words of singer/songwriter Tori Amos, “Healing takes courage, and we all have courage…Even if we have to dig a little to find it.”
I am currently pursuing an MA in Counseling at The Family Institute at Northwestern University. Previously, I earned an MFA in Dance and a BA in Vocal Performance from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. One thing I’m deeply passionate about is being a certified teacher of the Alexander Technique.
In my clinical training, I have had the privilege of working with a culturally diverse group of clients at the Family Institute and Columbia College Chicago. My clinical and research interests include cultural humility, feminist/relational-cultural therapy, trauma-informed care, expressive arts, and somatics.
I believe that giving yourself the gift of psychotherapy can create the necessary space for your body, mind, and spirit to heal and grow. You are the expert of yourself, I am here to uncover and affirm the deeper version of you that has been hidden by hardships, stress, and suffering. By getting better acquainted with strengths rather than focusing on deficits, we can begin to collaboratively determine your needs and start to approach life more gently, compassionately, and holistically.