Christine Duffy-Gill (LCSW)

Christine Duffy-Gill is a compassionate and caring therapist with over 19 years of experience in providing state-of-the-art, evidence-based mental health treatments to help clients make changes to become happier and healthier. Christine has extensive experience in working with adults coping with many mental health disorders, such as depression, anxiety, trauma, bipolar disorder. She also has experience in helping clients who are coping with low self-esteem, relationship and family issues, communication difficulties, and anger management challenges. She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the University of Notre Dame and a Master of Social Work Degree from Washington University in St. Louis.

Throughout her social work career, Christine’s clinical emphasis has been working with individuals who have experienced trauma. She has worked extensively with military, law enforcement and first responder clients who have experienced trauma through their professional roles. She also has been dedicated to providing trauma treatment to clients who have experienced domestic violence, child abuse, and sexual assault.

Christine served in the Army as a social worker from 1999-2003, working with active duty service members, retirees, and their families. Her therapy focus in this role was primarily related to assessing and treating issues related to child abuse, sexual assault and domestic violence. Her time in the Army included a deployment to Kosovo in 2001 as a member of a Combat Stress Control Team.

She continued working with the active duty military population as a civilian employee for both the Army and the Air Force. While working with the Army as a civilian, Christine continued to treat patients impacted by sexual assault and family violence. She also provided therapy to treat a wide range of mental health disorders, such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, and bipolar disorder. While working for the Air Force as a civilian, Christine served as the Sexual Assault Response Coordinator, overseeing a 24/7 crisis response program for survivors of sexual assault.

Christine then transitioned to work for the Department of Veterans Affairs. For five years, she worked in a specialized clinic that provided treatment to veterans who were experiencing PTSD symptoms as a result of combat trauma, sexual violence and/or military related training accidents. She also worked as the Suicide Prevention Coordinator for the Department of Veterans Affairs, a role in which she provided crisis intervention and care coordination for individuals at high risk for suicide.

Christine then progressed to a position at a behavioral health organization where she provided individual and group therapy for adults experiencing a wide range of diagnoses, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, PTSD, panic attacks and schizophrenia.

Christine has completed training and consultation requirements for the following evidence based therapy modalities:

  • Eye Movement Desensitization Reflex (EMDRIA)
  • Prolonged Exposure (Department of Veterans Affairs)
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy (Department of Veterans Affairs)
  • Interpersonal Therapy for Depression (Department of Veterans Affairs)
  • Motivational Interviewing (Department of Veterans Affairs)

She has attended in-depth training on the following evidence based therapy modalities, but has not engaged in the consultation or certification process for these treatment approaches.

  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Skills (Behavioral Tech)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression (Center for Deployment Psychology)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (Center for Deployment Psychology)