Christin George believes that we all hold the capacity to change. Therefore, she is dedicated to helping others overcome their struggles and enhance their well-being. Christin specializes in treating individuals with oppositional issues, in addition to general mental health and substance abuse problems. Trained in Motivational Interviewing, the Risking Connections model, and various group intervention modalities, Christin began her professional career at Connecticut Junior Republic (CJR). There she was as a youth counselor in a therapeutic group home, responsible for maintaining client care and safety.
Christin later worked for CJR’s CARE program for adolescent females, and as a program coordinator for CJR’s Teen Outreach Program, giving kids tools to make healthy decisions and develop positive coping skills. She was also an intervention specialist at an Alternative in the Community program, working with male and female clients referred through the court system. In addition, Christin was a residential clinician at Connecticut Renaissance’s male inpatient substance abuse treatment facility. She also served as a child protective social worker for the Department of Children and Families.
Newport Academy…in her own words
“Newport Academy strives to address issues affecting adolescents through various clinical and experiential approaches, while also engaging their families in the process. This approach makes a significant positive difference in the overall outcome of treatment.”–Christin George
- Master’s degree in Human Services and Clinical Counseling from Post University, Waterbury, Connecticut
- Undergraduate degree in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Connecticut, Storrs
- Crisis Prevention Institute, Therapeutic Crisis Intervention, Safe Crisis Management, and CPR certifications