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Meet the Author

Christie Versagli

Christie Versagli, LPC

Founder and Director

  • Licensed Professional Counselor, PA (2016 - Present)

  • University of Pennsylvania, Positive Psychology Center; Director of Web Development, World Well-Being Project led by Dr. Martin Seligman (2014 - 2016)

  • THRIVE Program instructor, Johns Hopkins University (2016 - 2017) and Franklin & Marshall College (2014 - 2015)

  • College Counselor, Franklin & Marshall College and Ursinus College Counseling Centers (2014 - 2016)

  • Arnold Worldwide, Account Manager for New Balance and Progressive (2008 - 2011)

  • Johns Hopkins University, M.S., Clinical Mental Health Counseling, summa cum laude (2015)

  • Chi Sigma Iota: International Academic and Professional Honor Society for Counseling Excellence

  • Teaching Assistant for Dr. David Capuzzi, former President of the American Counseling Association

  • Institute of Advanced Advertising Studies, American Association of Advertising Agencies (4A's) (2010)

  • Trinity College, Hartford, B.A. Psychology (2008)

Christie Versagli is the author of the THRIVE Program and serves as the Founder and Executive Director of THRIVE Institute, a company dedicated to the growth and dissemination of engaging and effective well-being education materials. Christie has a Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling summa cum laude from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Trinity College. She served as the Director of Web Development for the World Well-Being Project at the University of Pennsylvania Positive Psychology Center. Christie also worked as a college counselor at the Franklin & Marshall College and Ursinus College Counseling Centers and taught the THRIVE program at both Hopkins and F&M. Prior, Christie served as an Account Manager at Boston-based advertising agency Arnold Worldwide producing global wellness marketing and philanthropic campaigns for New Balance. By invitation from industry leaders, she completed the American Association of Advertising Agencies' (4A's) Institute of Advanced Advertising Studies (IAAS) program to equip professionals to produce large-scale, engaging and effective communications campaigns. Christie is dedicated to the design and dissemination of effective, contemporary health and wellness solutions to significantly improve individual and collective well-being.

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