Christy Pulsford, MSW, LISW-S, LICDC
Christy Pulsford MSW, LISW-S, LICDC is a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in giftedness and emotional disorders focusing on youth, young adults and families. Ms. Pulsford has had the unique experience of working in both clinical and educational settings offering a clearer understanding of social-emotional needs, pupil services and obstacles youth face in the school system.
Ms. Pulsford offers a holistic approach toward wellness, recognizing the importance of the interrelationship between emotional, physical, spiritual and environmental systems. Using evidence-based techniques she taps into individual and family strengths by guiding clients toward their personal goals and helping them building resilience. She uses cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) as a solid base for addressing both behavior and thought patterns. Ms. Pulsford builds on that base by meeting individual client’s needs through the use of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), guided therapeutic imagery, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), play therapy techniques, strategic family therapy and parent coaching as appropriate.
Ms. Pulsford began her clinical interest in the mind-body connection through her honors research and study of the physiology of emotion at Purdue University. During her time at Purdue, she assisted in published research on emotional and physiological responses through facial electromyography (EMG) and visualization. Ms. Pulsford then went on to complete a hospital-based practicum at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center. After graduating with a double major from Purdue, she continued with graduate studies at the University of Illinois, specializing in mental health. Ms. Pulsford graduated from the University of Illinois and completed a graduate level practicum at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. She focused on the study of emotion, cognitive psychology, motivation, child development, interventions with children and adolescents, and family therapy. Following her academia, Ms. Pulsford began clinical work with adults and youth in both mental health and substance abuse treatment.
Christy Pulsford is located at a second location. Her address is:
CMC Office Complex
8050 Beckett Center Drive, Suite 314
West Chester, Ohio 45069
Ms. Pulsford served on the Local School Decision Making Committee in Cincinnati Public Schools for Hyde Park School and Cincinnati Gifted Academy, and co-founded Lakota’s Enrichment and Academic Development of Students to support gifted youth and families. She was also instrumental in the implementation of multiple enrichment programs focused on academically advanced and gifted youth, and taught electives at Cincinnati Gifted Academy.
Ms. Pulsford is a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC). She resides in Liberty Township with her husband, three children and four fur babies. She enjoys outdoor activities and adventures with her family. For more information about the services provided by Ms. Pulsford, visit http://ChristyPulsford.com.