New England Behavioral Health
"First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do." Epictetus
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(860) 539-5369

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About Us

Christina Strain, LICSW


To change or not to change?  One of the most frustrating human experiences in life is wanting to make a change for the better only to find yourself repeating the same ineffective patterns and mistakes. I believe that creating a safe and non-judgmental space is key to promoting change which allows clients to effectively create rational and achievable goals and outcomes.  I view therapy as a collaborative process and strive to help my clients heal and grow in their lives and relationships.  I focus on helping teens and adults learn how to recognize and express their emotions and to incorporate strategies to combat feelings of anxiety and depression.

I am a licensed clinical social worker in MA and CT, certified school social worker, and certified special education teacher with over 25 years of experience working with teens, college students, and adults. I utilize a strengths based approach and teach skills that clients can use right after session and for years to come. I have extensive knowledge, certified training, and experience in the areas of CBT, addiction, family systems, mediation, and conflict resolution.  I have been able to achieve success and expertise by working in and collaborating with a variety of agencies such as; correctional facilities, mental health clinics, hospitals, colleges, and public school systems.  

I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and family systems. By helping you learn how your own thoughts, beliefs and behaviors can increase or decrease feelings of anxiety or depression, I can help you begin to change your thought patterns and your behaviors in ways that can improve your mood, take control of your anxiety, and help with weight loss.

My focus with you is to help you build on your strengths and overcome those limiting beliefs and habits which have interfered with your ability to experience greater satisfaction in your life. You will confidently navigate through life's challenges and be able to set meaningful life goals so you can feel happiness and a sense of hope about the future.


  • MA Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW #113459)

  • CT Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW #005214)

  • CT Certified School Social Worker (#071)

  • CT Certified Special Education Teacher (#065)

  • Certified Divorce Mediator

  • Certified Drug and Alcohol Interventionist