Stephanie Christy

Stephanie Christy

Part-time Faculty

(313) 577-4400

Stephanie Christy

Middle name



Stephanie Christy began her work in the addiction and recovery fields over a decade ago. She strongly believes in the impact addiction has on the entire family and in the recovery of family system as a whole, and her passion for recovery continues to lead her to work with both those suffering from addiction and their families in multiple arenas.  Christy's personal story of recovery reflects the various routes addiction can take in affecting the individual. She believes that while we cannot change others, if we change our own behaviors, then change for others in our systems is imminent.

Christy has worked in a variety of clinical settings, including residential and outpatient treatment.  She has served as a program manager at the world-renowned Hanley Center in West Palm Beach, Fla., performed clinical research at the University of Michigan's Addiction Research Center (UMARC), and served as part-time faculty in addiction studies at Madonna University.  She has also performed presentencing assessments and recommendations for those exhibiting symptoms of various addictions in the criminal justice system.

Christy has extensive experience with all populations.  She is equally adept at working with young adults and Baby Boomers/older adults.  She specializes in complex cases including those suffering from multiple addictions and other co-occurring disorders.  In her work as an interventionist, Christy's broad personal and professional experience allow her to quickly, compassionately, and effectively analyze a families situation and offer the perspective of the unique blend of her experiences.

Degrees and Certifications

  • M.S.W., University of Michigan
  • B.A., History and Psychology, University of Michigan
  • Licensed Master Social Worker, Michigan
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Florida
  • Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC) in Michigan
  • Certified Addiction Professional (CAP) in Florida
  • Internationally Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ICAADC)
  • Certified Intervention Professional (CIP)

Teaching Interests

  • Human Behavior
  • Alcohol and other Drugs
  • Addictions
  • Family Systems

Areas of Expertise

 Interpersonal practice

Courses Taught

HBSE 7550 and HBSE 7560

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