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Christi Solomon Zerega

Christi S. Zerega, MA, LPC
Christi Zerega is the founder of Aware Counseling, LLC, and the ‘Being Aware’ parent/child event series. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a graduate of The Citadel Graduate College with a Master’s Degree in Psychology, Clinical Counseling, and The College of Charleston with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Communications, with Minors in Health and Psychology. She specializes in working with families experiencing divorce- and custody- related issues, parent-child contact problems,  anxiety, depression, behavioral problems, and grief/loss.  Christi is trauma-trained and completed Level 1 of the Certified Clinical Trauma Professional course and trained in Antagonistic Relationship Stress (aka Narcissistic Abuse Recovery). Christi is a certified Co-Parenting Counselor and Parent Coordinator through The Cooperative Parenting Institute and has been trained by the High Conflict Institute’s New Ways for Families program, a structured and skills-focused method to work with separating and divorcing families. She is trained to facilitate and lead Multi-Factor Family Therapy (MFFT) and has completed the William James College 30-hour, Overcoming Parent-Child Contact Problems: Family Interventions and the William James College 28-hour Child and Family Forensics, Intimate Partner Violence  courses.  Christi is also a certified Institute of Integrative Nutrition Health Coach (IINHC) and utilizes an integrative approach. 

Approach & Values

Through Aware Counseling, LLC, Christi’s purpose and mission is to change the current mental health trajectory of our children by educating and connecting with parents through family, individual, and coparent counseling and Parent Coordination services. 

Christi works with families, children, adolescents, and adults to foster healing, growth, and cooperation systemically within family dynamics and structure.  She utilizes the most current research on solution- and evidenced-based practices that include: Family Systems, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Mindful Self-Compassion, Polyvagal, Somatic Experiencing, and Integrative Approaches.


Christi specializes in the following areas:

  • Parenting Issues
  • Divorce- and Custody-related Issues
  • Co-Parenting Counseling (tailored to the various levels of conflict: mild, moderate, or high)
  • Family Systems Issues
  • Parent-Child Contact Problems
  • Behavioral Challenges
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Self-Esteem Issues
  • ADHD and Learning Differences
  • Academic, Athletic, and Social Pressures
  • Grief and Loss
  • Life Transitions

Aware Counseling provides solution- and evidenced- based therapies integrating the mind and body to help children, adolescents, adults, and their families

Individual Counseling

Giving children, adolescents, and adults the emotional tools to navigate themselves, their relationships, and their outside worlds is an empowering gift. The resilience that comes with these skills equips them with the knowledge of how to handle all of life’s emotions.

Co-Parenting Counseling

Recommended for mild to moderate parental conflict, co-parenting counseling is a child-focused and confidential process that provides the opportunity for parents to understand and learn basic principles on how to create a new family paradigm that is healthy and positive for the entire family.

Parent Coordination Services

Recommended for high parental conflict, parent coordination services aim to shield children from parental conflict and loyalty binds. This service reduces stress on both parents and children to minimize litigation and assists children in adjusting to their two homes.

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