Christi Lero

My name is Christi, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in end of life care, dementia, caregivers, and grief/loss.

in Columbia, MO

Services
  • Individual
  • Medication Management

About My Clients

Transition or change is a natural part of life, and can bring with it stress, anxiety, and challenge our identity and roles. I help adults, caregivers, and those going through major life changes express and cope with their feelings and prioritize things in order to live in a way consistent with their values. By using mindfulness techniques, problem solving, and motivational interviewing, I hope you will allow me to walk with you as you get to know yourself and reconstruct life meaning.

My Background and Approach

I am a strong proponent of supporting evidence and transparency. Here, I share with you my supporting evidence of what qualifies me to work as a therapist! I earned a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Missouri – Columbia and worked as a Hospice and Palliative Care Social Worker where I completed clinical supervision and became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I maintain network and academic connections and participate in guest panel lectures and individual lectures on the state of end of life care, non-pharmaceutical comfort measures, hospice, and palliative care. In the past six years, I have worked in care facilities and in the community with people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias, and in hospice and palliative care. It has been my privilege to work with the dying and their families and understand the physical, emotional, and psychological tole of being a caregiver. I have seen firsthand the challenges faced by those at significant life transitions.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

My experience working in healthcare, hospice and palliative care support my therapeutic perspective of the whole self: individuals are made up of the self, environment, family, friends, and larger community. I do not believe balance means equal time and space for all the things in your life. I believe that balance means congruence between thoughts, actions, and values. This congruence shifts and changes as the demands of life do and sometimes, we struggle with what that means for our roles, identity, and well-being. Incongruence can lead to anxiety, depression, and other problems of living. By using mindfulness techniques, problem solving, and motivational interviewing, it is my hope that you will allow me to walk with you as you get to know yourself and reconstruct life meaning after experiencing transition or loss.

At A Glance

  • Experience: 5 years of practice

Info

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401 Keene St.
Columbia, MO 65201

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