About Christine Kovach, LCSW
I am a licensed clinical social worker/ psychotherapist in private practice in Alameda, California. I specialize in working with those who are facing serious illness, those grappling with the challenges of caregiving, those enduring grief and loss as well as other life transitions. I hold both individual and family counseling sessions as well as facilitate a number of support groups for caregivers of ill and elderly loved-ones, and support groups for professional hospice staff who provide care to the terminally ill. I have a 16-year history working in hospice care prior to starting my private practice and have a deep connection to the end-of-life journey.
In addition to compassionate "talk-therapy", I am pleased to employ the expressive arts in the service of healing, finding meaning and fostering support and resilience.
I offer a number of specialized workshops to support those who are grieving and those who grapple with a variety of illnesses.
I also enjoy providing trainings for volunteer caregivers in topics such as "Maintaining Healthy Boundaries" and trainings for healthcare and eldercare law professionals re: "How to Facilitate Difficult Discussions" (focusing on facilitating difficult treatment and end-of-life decision-making).
I also offer elder care planning consultations to individuals and families.
Education, License and Memberships:
MSW (Master of Social Work) 1994, San Diego State University
LCSW 2001 (Licensed Clinical Social Worker, State of California)
Member NASW (National Association of Social Workers)
Member California Chapter, NASW
Member CAMFT (California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists)
Member East Bay CAMFT (East Bay Branch of CAMFT)
Member GABA (Greater Alameda Business Association)