Christine Northrup, MSW, LCSWA
Christine began her journey at Carolina House in 2014 when she joined our residential patient assistant team while working toward her master’s degree in social work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She immediately felt a great passion for the work of eating disorder recovery and great respect for the patients with whom she worked. Christine completed clinical internships in community mental health and at Duke University Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). She has experience working as a therapist in eating disorder treatment at all levels of care, and she has particular interest in working with the sensory and attachment systems in eating disorder recovery.
Christine’s first career was in theatre arts education, which led her to many embodied and expressive practices that she brings into her current work. She is an advanced student of Somatic Experiencing® and will complete her training as a somatic experiencing practitioner in 2020. Christine also trains with the Embodied Recovery Institute as she continually seeks best practices in integrating somatic therapy and principles of embodiment into her therapeutic work as well as her own personhood. Christine works through a lens of social justice. She is curious and deeply concerned about making eating disorder treatment more inclusive for all people in all bodies.