Christine specializes in working with survivors of profound trauma, as well as in creativity and performance enhancement for professional and non-professional artists and performers. She earned a PhD from the International University, a Psychoanalytic Certificate from the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy, a Masters degree in social work from Hunter College and Bachelors degrees from both the University of Rochester and the Eastman School of Music.
For many years she was part of the St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Rape Intervention Program in NYC, providing emergency care and treatment for rape survivors, as well as the volunteer director of Amnesty International East Coast speaker’s bureau. Since 9/11 Christine has treated hundreds of firefighters, police and survivors of the World Trade Center attack.She is part of a select team of volunteers who give daily educational tours of Ground zero as part of Tribute NYC, a visitor and learning center that opened on the site in 2006.
Using Brainspotting and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), both highly effective trauma therapies, Christine often saw results with her clients that astounded her. Adaptations to the process seemed to give them access to creative parts of themselves that had been hidden away because of trauma, but were secretly blocking them from getting what they wanted. Once fully reconnected with themselves, her clients were literally making transformative quantum leaps. Combining these observations with her study of quantum physics and holographic theory, Christine set about to creatively heighten those results. Ignite the Genius Within, developed in collaboration with co-author Christopher Nutter, brings this unique process to the general public.