Sandi Christiansen, MS, Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional Practice Founder
Desirée Hall, MA, NCC: Associate Therapist
Desiree (she/her/hers) is a Nationally Certified Counselor. She earned her bachelor's degree in Psychology and Cognitive Science from the University of Richmond. She continued her education at Wake Forest University where she earned her masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. In addition to her career as a counselor, Desiree is a mother (and bonus mom!) to five wonderful boys who have inspired her to be a mental health advocate for our next generation of leaders.
Desiree has experience providing school-based and outpatient therapy services to children, adolescents and young adults who are struggling with anxiety, depression, ADHD, OCD, bipolar disorder, autism spectrum disorder, eating disorders, childhood trauma, life transitions, and also providing support to LGBTQ+ individuals. She believes that each person has the potential to change, and counseling is a safe space where an individual can learn how to tap into that potential. Desiree believes in meeting her clients where they are and utilizing a person-centered, strength-based approach while incorporating cognitive behavioral techniques to help clients effectively achieve their long-term goals.
Bridget Welsh, MS, NCC: Associate Therapist
Bridget (she/her/hers) is a Nationally Certified Counselor who earned her degree in Psychology with a concentration in autism spectrum disorder from Saint Joseph’s University. She continued her education by completing her Master’s of Science in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Chestnut Hill College with a Concentration in Child and Adolescent Counseling as well as autism spectrum disorder.
Bridget specializes in counseling and supporting children and adolescents who are dealing with anxiety, ADHD, depressive disorders, emotional dysregulation, OCD, ASD, grief, life transitions, PTSD and other trauma related disorders. Sheutilizes a strengths-based approach andhas received advanced training in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She utilizes a combination of these modalitiesto fit the needs of each particular client.
Bridget has a particular interest in working with teens and young adults dealing with issues relating to anxiety, relationships, developing sense of self, and independence. Bridget creatively and collaboratively develops treatment plans that include effective strategies to create positive change and growth. Her passion is empowering teens to make effective choices, build confidence, resilience, and the belief that they are worthy! Outside of the office, Bridget is a mom of two and enjoys spending time unwinding with her family.