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Christine Lakey is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in individual, couples and family therapy and maintains a private practice in St. Louis, Missouri.  

With 30 years experience as a therapist and as a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis specializing in solution-focused therapy, she is currently serving as a private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among her areas of expertise are addiction recovery, grief and loss, family relationships, solution-focused therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy.

In addition to being a relationship therapist, Christine Lakey has presented to many employee groups the topics: Stress Management, Depression Education, Personal Growth and Change, Sexual Harassment, Managing Anger.  St. Louis, MO clients now have a professional resource with understanding of many personal issues.

Christine is an interactive, solution-focused therapist. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.

Master's Degree in Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis - 1994
Master's Degree in Management from the University of Texas in Dallas - 1991
Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from the University of Missouri in St. Louis - 1985

License, Certifications & Awards
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, State of Missouri, License Number 05200, 1997, expires 09/2024.
Certified Employee Assistance Professional, ID Number 14558, 2006, expires 09/2024.

Additional Training

Group and One-on-One year-long training with M. Scott Miller, Ph.D., in Brief Solution Focused Therapy - Chicago, IL, 1998.
30 Hours of annual training for license renewal in varied areas: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Marital Therapy techniques, Employer/Employee delivery of Employee Assistance Programs in the Workplace, Organizational Development of systems in the workplace, Anger Management, Counseling with Older Adults and many others.

Professional Activities and Memberships

Design and development of many training programs.
Employee Assistance Professionals Association.
Ongoing training for Missouri LCSW and CEAP certifications.

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