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Community Counseling Program Counselors

Our team of licensed mental health practitioners provides accessible and affordable behavioral health care where you live, work and learn.
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Christina Howard, LIMHP, LADC

Christina Howard, LIMHP, LADC, believes she’s found her dream job.

Through the Methodist Hospital Community Counseling Program, she’s part of a team of counselors bringing behavioral health services to community-based and school settings. Combining her counseling skills with her love of helping others is “the best of both worlds,” she said.

“I enjoy those ‘lightbulb moments’ – when clients finally start making the connections needed to produce the desired change in their lives,” she said.

Howard’s training includes dialectical behavioral therapy – to help clients with issues such as self-harming behaviors and chronic suicidal ideation – and treating compulsive hoarding disorder.

Regardless of a client’s challenges, she said, a successful relationship begins with honesty, trust and even a little humor when appropriate.

“Authenticity is extremely important to me, in what I share with my clients and vice versa,” Howard said. “It doesn’t matter what I know if a person doesn’t feel safe enough to trust, be open and feel confident in that being reciprocated, no matter what.”

She added: “There will be hard work along the way, but you are not alone.”