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Christine Tronge

Christine Tronge

(she/her)

LCSW
28 years of experience
Virtual
In-person
1885 The Alamed...

Hello and Welcome to my page! I am a LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) with almost three decades of experience in the fields of mental health and substance use disorders. My work is primarily focused on adults of all ages, however, I do work with adolescents as well. Why work with me? Because I am a caring, compassionate and a skilled clinician who helps clients' achieve the results they desire. My office is warm and inviting and I'm conveniently located. Give me a call today.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

Our first session is crucial and helps set the tone for our work. My goal is to make you feel comfortable, feel safe to talk about whatever is bringing you to see me and that we devise a plan that will help be on your way to living an happier, more functional and satisfying life. I will briefly review the paperwork, go over some 'housekeeping' details, allow you to have a session where I'm able to more fully understand what is bringing you into treatment. At the close of the session I will leave time for you to ask questions, for me to summarize and talk about next steps.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

Some of my greatest strengths are: 1) I have almost 30 years of experience in the field 2) I have successfully treated hundreds of clients in my many years of practice 3) I use evidenced-based treatment methodologies, if there isn't science behind it, then I don't use it 4) I am non-judgmental and truly hold unconditional positive regard for my clients. Over the years, I've had many successes. My biggest compliments are when clients refer others to me or, occasionally, return to therapy themselves.

About Christine Tronge

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Licensed in

Address

1885 The Alameda, San Jose, CA, USA, 100-F

Appointments

Virtual & in-person

My treatment methods

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

CBT and other forms of mindfulness-based interventions are effective in treating depression, anxiety and are unhelpful/unhealthy ways of thinking.

Person-centered (Rogerian)

Is an approach that uses empathy and unconditional positive regard for the client to help build trust and allows the client to determine what they will work on.

Compassion Focused

Focuses on understanding the reasons we may be self-critical, help cultivate a sense of compassion to help mitigate shame and self-criticism.

Motivational Interviewing

Is an approach that assists clients in clarifying their goals and intentions by asking to raise awareness and help the client taje actions to get them closer to their goals.

Psychodynamic

It looks at the unconscious; considers our childhood experiences and how they impact the present; helps us become aware of defense mechanisms we use; has us explore interpersonal relationships; all with the goal of increasing our self-awareness and insight.