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Dr. Christine Block
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Texas

In-network with

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, Cigna, Oscar Health, Oxford, and United Healthcare

Specializes in

Anxiety, Depression, OCD, PTSD, and Trauma

Great to meet you!

I am a licensed clinical social worker with a PhD in social work. My clinical focus is obsessive compulsive disorder, body focused repetitive behaviors (skin picking, hair pulling) and anxiety. I have lived experience, as a mother with a child who has OCD and skin picking, which is what drew me to this area.

A bit about my approach to therapy

Therapy is a collaboration between the client and the therapist, with the client taking an active role in the process. Therapy isn't just something that happens once a week in the therapist's office, it's every moment, every day. My role as the therapist is the guide, walking alongside the client, not leading nor following. It is a collaboration, where we share successes and setbacks, as a team working toward a shared goal.

What you can expect from our first session

The first session is getting to know each other. From our first session, you will have a good idea of whether or not you want to work with me. One of the most important things is finding a therapist you like and feel comfortable with. If you don't have that, no amount of expertise and skill will make up for the lack of a connection. The relationship is continually evolving as the therapy progresses. I encourage clients to give me honest feedback about what they feel works and doesn't work.


Christine's style is

Open-mindedOpen-minded
CreativeCreative
HumorousHumorous

Insurance carriers Christine accepts

Aetna
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
Cigna
Oscar
Oxford
UnitedHealthcare

More about Christine

MSW (Master of Social Work) at University of Houston
License type: LCSW
Gender: Female
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Languages: English
Works with: Adults and Seniors
More specialties: LGBTQIA+, Stress, Family Issues, and Relationship Issues
Modalities: Motivational Interviewing, Trauma Focused, Cognitive Processing (CPT), Acceptance & Commitment (ACT), Strength-Based, Mindfulness-Based (MBCT), Exposure Response Prevention, EMDR, Interpersonal, and Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

Location

1220 Augusta Drive 290
Houston, TX 77057