Welcome to
Team Therapy Chicago

T.E.A.M. Therapy
Is an evidence based therapy created by David D. Burns, M.D. (Adjunct Clinical Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine)


T - Testing, is provided at the beginning and end of each session. This provides a scale to objectively measure improvement in different dimensions.  An after session evaluation allows the client to offer helpful feedback about each session.
E - Empathy, for the establishment of a close and respectful understanding of the client as therapeutic work begins. Empathy and compassion are imperative for effective treatment.
A - Agenda, provides a guideline on proceeding in a session that will keep focus and work towards resolving a chosen problem. Setting the agenda helps eliminate resistance and improve motivation.
M - Methods, in the T.E.A.M. approach there are over 50 powerful and specific methods that are used for maximum effectiveness to accelerate  recovery. 


​For more information: feelinggood.com/team-vs-cbt



Education

The University of Chicago
AM, Clinical Social Work


Northwestern University
MSC, Communication Studies

Loyola University of Chicago
BSN, Nursing and Psychology.

Introduction to Christiaan Raftery LCSW, AM, RN, MSC

Expertise​​


  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Social Anxiety​
  • Communication Skills
  • Depression​
  • Grief/Loss
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Gender Topics
  • Women's Health



​Licensure and Certification
LCSW and RN with the state of Illinois

TEAM Therapy, Feeling Good Institute of California, Level 3

EMDR, Hypnosis


Insurance​

Blue Cross-Blue Shield PPO

The University of Chicago - U-SHIP

Self-Pay

​​​​​​​​Experience


I have over 20 years of experience working with clients of all backgrounds. My experiences, training and education have provided me with expertise in anxiety, trauma, depression, communication skills, gender topics and chronic medical illness.