Christine Katzaman MA, CCDP, NCC, LCP

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Hello, my name is Christine. I graduated from Kutztown University with a BA in Social Welfare and from Alvernia University with a MA in Community Counseling. I have over 19 years of experience in the treatment of addictions, including co-occurring disorders (addiction with a mental health diagnosis). In the treatment of addictions I use the 12-Step and medical model as the primary therapies. However, I realize that this doesn’t work for everyone and I have started to integrate Eastern philosophies into therapy. I also have treated children, adolescents and adults who have experienced trauma and/or have a diagnosis of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). My treatment method for trauma and PTSD is Prolonged Exposure (PE). I have also worked with adult MR clients in a social skills group.

I am a recipient of the Caron Foundation’s “Unsung Hero” award. I have also begun to conduct presentations and recently I was a co-presenter for the Council on Chemical Abuse in Berks County on prescription drug abuse.

Over the years, I have gained experience working with all age groups. In the treatment of addictions, I am able to provide assessments, individual counseling and relapse prevention. In addition to addictions and trauma/PTSD I have treated mood disorders, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, personality disorders and anxiety disorders.

Treatment methods primarily used are cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and PE. However, I realize that these modalities may not work with every individual so I will integrate other techniques such as play and art therapy, music therapy, videos, books, relaxation techniques, meditation, and Eastern philosophies.