Christine Turo-Shields brings hope and humor, energy and enthusiasm to her work with children, families and adults.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Greenwood, IN
Christine has used CBT for most of her career. It fits her style and has worked incredibly well for clients. CBT treatment usually involves efforts to change thinking patterns. Learning to recognize one's distortions in thinking that are creating problems, and then to reevaluate them in light of reality. Gaining a better understanding of the behavior and motivation of others. Using problem-solving skills to cope with difficult situations. Learning to develop a greater sense of confidence.
Christine is certified in EMDR therapy. EMDR therapy involves attention to three time periods: the past, present, and future. Focus is given to past disturbing memories and related events. Also, it is given to current situations that cause distress, and to developing the skills and attitudes needed for positive future actions. With EMDR therapy, these items are addressed using an eight-phase treatment approach. She has had incredible success using EMDR for trauma issues.
I use the five principles of Motivational Interviewing: 1) Expressing empathy through reflective listening. 2) Show the difference to the client between their goals/values and their current behavior. 3) Shifting away from direct confrontation. 4) Adjusting to the client's resistance rather than opposing it directly. 5) Validate self-supporting behaviors and client optimism.
Christine provides clinical supervision to graduate interns as well as professionals who are working towards licensure. She encourages professional caregivers to make self-care a priority, become more mindful, practice balance, and thrive rather than exist. She has worked to support physicians as they navigate professional pressures and attempt to maintain balance in their lives.
Christine is certified in EMDR Therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), which is a highly effective treatment for trauma. She works extensively with survivors of suicide loss. She also provides clinical support to those suffering from postpartum mood disorders, and those who have experienced birth trauma or have a history of sexual abuse. She is a nationally trained provider for the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, providing therapy services to victims.
For those who struggle with generalized worry to heart-pounding panic attacks, the impact can be debilitating. Christine’s highly effective treatment approach includes CBT, progressive relaxation, mindfulness, visualization, etc. Christine creates confidence in clients that they have the strengths, power, and tools to impose a relaxed body posture by over-riding their mental agitation. Her brief treatment approach is provided in both individual and group settings successfully.