Starting her career with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan, she worked with youth in a juvenile detention setting. From there she moved to an ACTT team as a case manager. She returned to the University of Michigan to get her Master’s Degree in Social Work. During her internship she worked in a hospital setting, working in the emergency department, the psychiatric emergency room, and the psychiatric inpatient unit. After receiving her MSW she moved to North Carolina where she started with New River Behavioral Health as part of the advanced access and crisis team.
She then moved to the team lead position for the ACTT team before taking the position as the Center Director of the Wilkes County office of Daymark Recovery Services. Christyn also is a CARF surveyor and an adjunct professor in the department of Social Work at Appalachian State University.