Christa Oberthier MA, CSC, LPC

Education: Bachelor of Science degree from East Texas Baptist University, a Masters of Art degree from Stephen F. Austin State University in counseling, Licensed Professional Counselor.

Bio: Christa Oberthier, MA, CSC, LPC, obtained her Bachelor of Science degree from East Texas Baptist University. After graduating from ETBU, Mrs. Oberthier entered the field of education, where she taught adolescents for 8 years. During this time she acquired a Masters of Art degree from Stephen F. Austin State University in counseling. While completing some of her Licensed Professional Counselor intern hours in the school setting, most of her hours are applied in the clinical setting having transitioned into full-time mental health and managing patient care at a local behavioral hospital. Her diversity of experience is across settings counseling at both in and out-patient facilities along with working as the LPC for a local non-profit, foster and adoptive care agency. She has worked with children and adults who struggle with mood disorders, ADHD, suicidal/homicidal ideations, eating disorders, Schizophrenia, and substance abuse to name a few. Much of her continuing education is focused on trauma and the therapeutic modalities for appropriately diagnosing and treating symptoms of trauma. CBT and SFBT are the most common therapeutic modalities used when working with clients in individual, family or marital counseling. In addition to counseling, Mrs. Oberthier also engages in public speaking. She has presented at the Region 4 Behavior Conference, East Texas Network for Children, and local school districts on topics such as ADHD, behavior management and advocating for children who are struggling with mental health issues in school setting.

“As a counselor, I hope to inspire and encourage people. I have a passion for helping people to discover their potential and activate their ability to bring about necessary change to live purposefully. I have a heart for people who are hurting, broken, and struggling to find acceptance and a sense of belonging. My goal as a counselor is to partner with clients providing them opportunities to gain a greater sense of self and bring about the change they seek realizing their worth and value. “

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