Christine Zacchei, LCSW
Christine Zacchei (she/her/hers) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and has been in the field of clinical social work and community mental & behavioral health in Philadelphia for almost 10 years. Christine earned her degree from Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research before diving head-first into a career centered around compassionate care working with people experiencing, or with past history of experiencing chronic homelessness. She has carried out this work in various settings and roles, including as a therapist, clinical lead, residential program manager, and supervisor. This has given Christine the unique opportunity to work with a very wide range of people at all stages of life & living, from birth to end of life and everything in between, and at all stages of people’s journey through recovery & healing.
While most work has been with adults, Christine also has significant experience working with Young Adults, Families, and community systems.
Christine is rooted in a Relational and Humanistic approach to care, with an emphasis on incorporating Mindfulness & Stress Management, Motivational Interviewing, Emotion Focused, Acceptance & Commitment, and Cognitive-Behavioral therapies. She tailors interventions to best meet your needs, breaking down barriers getting in the way of finding & nurturing your best self, and a high quality of life.
Driven by core professional and personal values & ethics, Christine approaches all her work through a Trauma-Informed, socially just, Anti-Racist, Harm Reduction-oriented lens, and believes collaboration & building trust are central to a therapeutic relationship. She embraces partnership & shared decision making in developing individualized, strengths-based, solutions-focused treatments that align with your personal goals, fostering growth and empowerment.
Christine has extensive experience and skill working with those navigating challenges related to serious mental health concerns, anxiety & depressive disorders, acute & chronic Post-Traumatic Stress and trauma related disorders, and personality disorders. She holds specialized experience and training working with people experiencing concerns related to substance use & co-occurring challenges. Christine also is grateful to have deep experience in working with our LGBTQ+ community and providing identity- affirming care. The foundation of Christine’s work is in joining with, and advocating for, those most impacted by systemic racial & socioeconomic oppression.
Christine has most recently been working as the behavioral health clinician as part of an Integrated Primary Care team in a clinic serving people experiencing housing instability & homelessness. This has allowed her to deepen her knowledge and skill in addressing the whole person, embracing the intricate, interconnectedness of mind, body, emotions & behaviors, and how these impact holistic wellness, relationships, hope, and healing.