As a primary therapist, Christine Marino provides individual therapy, facilitates group therapy, and offers psychoeducation to patients in the Renaissance program. She also communicates with family members, letting them know how their loved one is doing.
She supports and guides patients in moving from unhealthy patterns and ways of relating toward a healthy, responsible, and rewarding life in recovery. Her collaborative approach allows her to meet patients where they are and guide them toward realistic changes. The training she has had in dialectical behavior therapy skills strengthens and deepens the work she does with her patients.
Prior to coming to Caron, Christine was a primary therapist at an inpatient behavioral health treatment center, providing individual, group, and family therapy using modalities including dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy. She also provided psychoeducation about addiction and co-occurring disorders.
The work she did as a case manager for a group private practice gave her a deeper understanding of how important a continuum of care is, taking into consideration the supports needed outside of and beyond treatment.
Christine has a Master of Education in counselor education from Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, and a Bachelor of Arts in psychology, also from Florida Atlantic University. She is a registered mental health counselor intern, a national certified counselor and trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Training (EMDR-T).