Serving: 13-15, 16+, 18+, 67+
Christine Penta is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Deaf Studies from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA and a Master's degree in Social Work from Gallaudet University in Washington, DC.
Prior to joining the Counseling Center, Christine provided clinical services in mental health and educational settings. She spent ten years at the Greater Nashua Mental Health Center, where she provided therapy, case management, functional supports and crisis intervention to individuals and families. Christine enjoys working with children, adolescents and adults, and has a wide range of clinical experience treating issues that include mood dysregulation, anxiety, trauma, stress, difficult life transitions, relationship challenges, women's issues, grief and loss. Christine is bilingual in English and American Sign Language, and specializes in treating clients who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
Christine utilizes a strengths-based, collaborative approach in her practice, and draws from a number of therapeutic approaches, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.