Christy, a Native of Santa Fe New Mexico completed her master’s degree in social work at New Mexico Highlands University. She holds an independent license as a clinical social worker (LCSW). She has experience working as a behavioral health therapist, tribal social worker, residential therapist as well as a clinical supervisor and director. She integrates cognitive and dialectical behavioral therapy as evidenced-based frame works to help clients develop skills in changing behavioral, emotional, and thinking patterns associated with using drugs or alcohol. She helps clients challenge negative and self-defeating thoughts, improve impulse control and increase their shelf worth with emotional intelligence and shame resilience.
Christy started her journey with Shadow Mountain Recovery as a clinical therapist. She believed her background in developing clinical programs, providing supervision and being a Native of Santa Fe were the right combination to lead the clinical team in Santa Fe. The Shadow Mountain Recovery team agreed, and she is now the Clinical Director of Santa Fe.
Christy is married with one teenage daughter and two fur babies. She loves that magical landscape of Santa Fe and the multicultural diversity it encompasses. Her favorite Santa Fe traditional festivity is watching the Burning of Zozobra (Old man gloom, burning man) every September.
“I am profoundly grateful for the opportunity to be part of a healing journey. It is inspiring to witness a person transform in front of me; from the day they walk into my life to a successful transition back to their community. This work is where my passion and career come together.” Christy M. Brown, LCSW