I am a classically trained and innovative psychotherapist. My approach
is psychodynamic, eclectic and holistic. Treatment is tailored to the unique strengths and challenges of each individual seeking treatment.
We work together, therapist and client, to understand and resolve unconscious issues that motivate your behavior, or dismantle self-defeating thoughts and habits. Nurturing your emotional and psychological health is my primary concern. Central to my work is the belief that a good match between therapist and client is an essential component to successful treatment.
Christine Motta LCSW, CGP
I am excited to launch my psychotherapy practice in Sarasota, Florida. I have thirty years
of diverse experience working with people from all walks of life. The last twenty-five years
I have worked in private practice in New York City, and later additionally Montclair, New Jersey.
I continue to offer Tele-Behavioral Health psychotherapy (video sessions) to my clients in
New York and New Jersey while seeing people in person in my Sarasota office.
My work is informed by a wide range of professional and personal experience. My areas
of practice currently include the treatment of anxiety, depression, mood disorders, compulsive disorders, post-traumatic stress, life transitions, senior issues and grief. I work with adults ages
18 to100+. In addition to working with individuals I work with couples, families, and groups.
All individual therapy begins with a good assessment of the situation, or symptoms
that lead you to treatment. Usually I will spend 1-2 sessions with you learning about you and your history and experiences. By session 2-3 we will have a plan for your treatment. Individual therapy is just you and me, talking, always strategizing the best way for you to move your life forward.
I have a real passion for group therapy
and I believe it is one of the most powerful, transformative ways to achieve desired results. I am a certified group therapist with over 15 years of experience. I offer mixed adult process groups that are excellent forums for social anxiety, depression and isolation, and understanding intimacy and relationships. I also offer time limited and topic specific support groups.
With a background in family mediation
I bring a unique perspective to
couples therapy. Communication, conflict
resolution, and enhanced intimacy are
some of the goals of couples in treatment.
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