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Christina Payne, LCSW


Christina Payne, LCSW, is a Clinician/Coach at Riser+Tread with a certificate in Trauma Practice from Simmons University. Prior to joining Riser+Tread, Christina worked as a mental health specialist, providing individual therapy, social skills groups, and parenting trainings. She has had multiple trainings in expressive and artistic therapeutic techniques and loves to incorporate different styles of expression in her sessions. It’s important to Christina that the therapy molds to the client’s experiences, goals, and comfort level. She provides a safe and supportive environment to do exploratory, grounding, and healing work. 


Christina enjoys working with children of all ages, incorporating a trauma informed lens and utilizing a plethora of therapeutic and coaching strategies, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). Her current specialities at Riser+Tread are working with clients ages 12 and under, ADHD, anxiety, trauma work and PTSD, high functioning autism, and support for building confidence.

In her free time Christina enjoys painting, writing, and reading. On her days off she likes to go for hikes or cuddle up with her cats for a movie. 

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