Christi Brandenstein, MAC, LPC

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For the last thirteen years, I’ve had the privilege of walking with people through the difficult places in their life. My work started in Nashville, TN, where I began my career helping children and families in crisis begin addressing the patterns that kept them in crisis. I earned a Masters in Counseling in 1998, and was Licensed as a Professional Counselor in 2002. Over the years, I have counseled individuals, couples, children and adolescents with a wide variety of mental health concerns, relationship challenges, parenting difficulties and spiritual struggles. I have additional training in sexual trauma, personality disorders, and EMDR.

I have a special interest in helping children find ways to communicate their stories, thus I pursued specific training in the area of child-centered play therapy. Recently, CrossRoads invited me to put together a therapeutic playroom, giving children the tools they need to communicate their inner world.

In addition to my individual work with adults, children, and teens, I facilitate Wounded Heart groups at our South City office, where I serve as team leader.

Four years ago, my family moved to St. Louis, where my husband completed an M.Div. at Covenant Seminary. Soon after, CrossRoads offered me the chance to lead a satellite office in South City, where our family lives, plays, and worships. It has been a dream come true to bring the quality counseling offered by CrossRoads to my own community.

While I take great satisfaction in my work, my greatest thrill is sharing life with my husband, Mike, and nurturing our three lively daughters, Zoe, Mia, and Evi.

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