Staff Bios

Christy Todd

Therapist

Therapist Christy Todd

Christy Todd
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Christy Todd, MS LPCS, is Cherokee Creek’s therapist for our Currahee students and families.

Between 2004 — 2010, Christy worked part-time at CCBS, while operating a private practice in the local community of Westminster, SC. During that time, she helped CCBS grow from 12 to 24 students. We were extremely delighted when she returned to the CCBS family in 2013 as a full-time member of our Therapy Team.

Christy grew up in the Chattanooga area. She attended the University of Tennessee, Knoxville with an international experience at Swansea University in Wales, UK. Upon completion of her Masters Degree in Educational Psychology, she became a counselor in a long-term residential therapeutic program. Since then, Christy has served in a counseling capacity in a psychiatric hospital for addictions, led a day program for the chronically mentally ill, directed a wilderness program for adjudicated youth, operated a thriving private practice and raised two children.

Christy in a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Supervisor License as well. She specializes in EMDR, Play Therapy / Sand Tray, Experiential Psychotherapy, and CBT.

Christy strongly believes in the practice of service to fulfill one’s self spiritually. She created a local coalition to improve the wellness of the local community by securing a grant to create walking trails and public health education in food deserts and often connects our students with local opportunities in the Westminster area.

“I enjoy being at CCBS and creating the intersection of therapy and wilderness again. I love being a part of a living therapy session in the woods or on the river, where I am doing more than sitting in a chair and listening, but actively engaging in real experiences and lasting change with these young men and their families.”

In her free time, Christy enjoys whitewater kayaking, gardening / beekeeping and attempting to surf whenever she’s at the beach. The past two years, she and her husband have also been experiencing two kids starting college. They live in the mountains near Westminster with their two hound dogs and two outdoor, ever-hunting cats.

Let me share a middle school story…

“I attended middle school at Girls Preparatory School in Chattanooga, TN, an excellent school with high standards and ‘potato sack’ uniforms. Every year on Valentine’s Day, the rotunda, or entrance gallery, would become filled with bouquets of roses. On the evening prior, I was moping at dinner and shared that I was sad because I did not have a boyfriend and would not be getting roses. The next day, a friend came running up to me, screaming in delight and very excited that ‘Pat’ had sent me roses. Well, ‘Pat’ was a cutie from the boys school and I jumped up and down that I had received a surprise bouquet by this secret admirer. Later that day, I realized that ‘Pat’ was not a secret admirer, but my wonderful, loving step-father (Pat). He had taken what I had said at dinner to heart and ordered the sweet delivery. He is a natural Healer and provided a loving gesture for a teenage girl wanting to fit in and find ‘love.’”

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