Christina Healy, BSN, Cert.Psya., Faculty Fellow
Cert.Psya., Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis, 2002.
M.A., Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis, 1996.
As a therapist, I am rewarded by my client’s progress in making positive changes. Through an understanding of the client's personal history that may include tragedy, suffering and difficult day-to-day problems, new growth can occur.
After many years as a clinical psychiatric nurse, I began my psychoanalytic training in 1989. My career includes supervising and training staff in institutional settings; developing and implementing medical psychiatric programs; in addition to working with all age groups in my private practice, I specialize in working with the elderly and their families. And I work with members of the immigrant and LGBT communities.
I have presented a variety of topics including "Addictions Within Families," "An Overview of Psychiatric Illnesses," "Treatment of Alzheimer’s Patients and Their Caregivers," and "Burnout for Providers in Education and Healthcare."
My masters thesis was on healing addictions through storytelling, and my psychoanalytic certificate presented a case study on the fear of connection. I have finished all my doctorate work at VGSP, a branch of BGSP, and am currently working on my thesis applying psychoanalytic techniques with the nursing home population.