Christy Ward (pronouns: she/her) is an experienced licensed professional counselor who works with adolescents, adults, and couples. Her specialty interests include: working with first responders and supporting their families, trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, addiction, ADHD, integrative and positive psychology. She uses evidence-based and holistic approaches in working with clients.
Christy completed her advanced education at The University of Akron, earning a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling. She strives for a continuation of learning throughout life through professional development trainings as well as her own self-development journey.
Prior to private practice, Christy has worked with diverse clients across multiple settings. These include in a hospital setting focusing on trauma, a substance use treatment facility, and a K-12 school setting. Among the approaches that she has used in these settings are dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and motivational interviewing (MI). Most recently, she was trained and is passionate about utilizing trauma focused-cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT).