THINK HAPPY LIVE HEALTHY
PSYCHOLOGICAL THERAPY AND WELLNESS
Christine Willing, M.Ed., Licensed School Psychologist is the Founder and CEO of Think Happy Live Healthy. In 2018 she began empowering clients towards change and quickly attracted many clients. Today, Christine leads a team of therapists on a mission to help others lead happier and healthier lives.
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Our lives have changed, but our dedication to our clients has not.
From the convenience of your home you have access to our team of specialized psychologists and therapists who are highly trained and knowledgeable in providing evidence-based teletherapy services. We are here to listen, support, help you find your strength and are currently accepting new clients!
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At Think Happy Live Healthy we provide a comprehensive and evidence-based approach to mental health services. Our therapists each specialize in the treatment of children, adolescents, and/or adults and acknowledge the connection between mental health and physical health. At Think Happy Live Healthy we work to create an individualized treatment plan that involves therapy, movement, and creating a healthy food lifestyle. We realize the strong connection between our body and minds and use that to provide a more effective kind of treatment for our patients.
Inspire. Motivate. Empower.
Inspire our clients to learn about wellness and take the steps towards change.
Inspire our clinicians to become specialized and choose their own path.
Motivate our clients towards a happier and healthier life.
Motivate our clinicians towards self-discovery, introspection, and growth.
Empower our clients to start living their best lives.
Empower our clinicians to follow their dreams.
Think Happy Live Healthy Story
The idea for Think Happy Live Healthy began several years ago as I was working as a school psychologist in the Northern Virginia area. Starting out as young as elementary school I was seeing an overwhelming amount of children suffering from depression, suicidal thoughts, self-injury, and anxiety. By middle school, kids were overstressed, overworked, and overcommitted. They had developed no coping skills and therefore chose unhealthy ways to deal with their suffering.
As I was referring these children to therapists, it was almost as if my office was a revolving door. These children were on lengthy wait lists and given medication. Children were not learning positive coping strategies or developing an understanding of their bodies and minds until they reached therapy. Therefore, middle school became a place where kids were refusing to come and/or suffering from significant physical and mental health issues. Undiagnosed anxiety and depression turned into Irritable Bowel Syndrome or migraines, or other chronic illness.
I began to pursue my license as a school psychologist to work outside the schools and provide therapy. With my knowledge of real problems parents, children, and families face, I knew I could provide a unique and valuable service.
For the past 10 years or so, I have been on my own journey of health and healing from a chronic illness that was not diagnosed until recently. I can understand the frustration and hardships people face when they suffer from a silent illness, maybe one that is chronic or undiagnosed, and must continue with their daily lives and hide it from the world. After seeing specialist after specialist I began to feel like there was no hope and decided to undergo a total lifestyle change. I started learning and reading all about nutrition, changing my diet, cutting out foods, and exercising regularly. I believe my positive mindset and healthy lifestyle are what propelled me to be able to effectively manage my chronic illness and my mental health. Anything is possible when we learn to be curious about how we are feeling both physically and mentally and take steps towards our best self.
By learning to let go of bad habits and embrace change, I finally began to live the Happy and Healthy life I’ve always wanted to.
I have taken my passion along with my training as a school psychologist to create Think Happy Live Healthy, to inspire young children, adolescents, and adults that they have the power to change and lead a healthy and happy life. If we can help children learn these skills now, together we can change their future.
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