“Consider all difficulties opportunities to create something new, learn, and grow.”
Christi Solomon Zerega
MA, IINHC, 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 children, adolescents, adults, and their 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 reunification therapy and has completed the William James College 30-hour, Overcoming Parent-Child Contact Problems: Family Interventions training.
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 to the humanness in parents through individual, coparent, and family counseling services.
Christi works with children, adolescents, adults, and their families to foster healing, growth, and cooperation in a compassionate, safe, and non-judgmental space. Her approach is holistic integrating aspects of an individual’s emotional, psychological, spiritual, and physical health. She utilizes the most current research on mind/body therapies as well as solution- and evidenced-based practices that include: Family Systems, Conscious Discipline, Play Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Shame-Resiliency, Mindful Self-Compassion, Polyvagal, Somatic Experiencing, and Integrative Approaches.
Christi specializes in the following areas:
- Parenting Issues
- Divorce Issues
- Co-Parenting Counseling (tailored to the various levels of conflict: mild, moderate, or high)
- Parent-Child Contact Problems
- Behavioral Challenges
- 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
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.
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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