Get to Know Christy Wolfram, IMFT, ATR-BC (She|Her)

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Embedded Counselor, James L. Winkler College of Pharmacy & College of Allied Health Sciences

Christy Wolfram, she/her, is an Independently Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (IMFT) and a Board-Certified, Registered Art Therapist (ATR-BC). Christy serves as the embedded counselor for both the College of Pharmacy (COP) and the College of Allied Health Sciences (CAHS) with offices in both Kowalewski Hall and the Health Sciences building. Christy Wolfram earned a Master of Arts in Clinical Art Therapy/Marriage and Family Therapy from Loyola Marymount University, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Columbus College of Art and Design.  

Christy began her career working in both residential and community mental health care settings with children, adolescents, and adults. In 2013 Christy shifted her work to college counseling and enjoys connecting with college students. Her therapeutic approach is informed by Family Systems Theory focusing on how the systems one exists within shape their well-being. She utilizes Solution Focus, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to assist students in reaching their goals. Christy has an interest in working with students utilizing art therapy. Christy utilizes both talk and art therapy techniques to explore stressors and support students with expressing themselves and identifying next steps. When Christy is not working, she enjoys spending time with her partner and 2 kids, watching movies, painting, and walking in the woods.

Currently, I am listening to this podcast: Unlocking Us on Spotify by Brene Brown.

What I do to take care of myself after a challenging day/time/situation: I enjoy expressing my thoughts and feelings in an art journal. Engaging in painting, drawing, and collage to express myself.  

Coping skills I recommend to clients that I actually use myself: To cope with stress and burnout I recommend students find a way to exercise or move their body that they enjoy. After a stressful day I enjoy walking or hiking in the woods, and Zumba.