Christina (B.S., M.A., LCMHC) earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with a minor in English from Appalachian State University in 2013. Christina earned her Master of Art degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Montreat College in 2017. Christina has six years of counseling experience and has spent majority of her work in the field serving on an Assertive Community Treatment Team in Asheville, NC working with individuals with severe and persistent mental health diagnoses. She has been licensed from the North Carolina Board of Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors to serve as a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (License #13618). I enjoy being a wife and new mother to my 10-month-old son. Lover of cats and dogs. I enjoy boating, hiking, snow skiing, cooking, live music, tarot and oracle card readings.
I have delivered services to diverse populations in the mental health field, ranging from children with severe, emotional and behavioral challenges to adults with severe and persistent mental illness, and co-occurring disorders. I utilize a multimodal approach based on the needs of each individual client. Counseling, to me, promotes the optimal well-being of the whole person and supports the person’s emotional, physical, mental, social, and spiritual needs. I view counseling as a way to assist clients in facing the reality of their lives by facilitating a safe space for their own self-discovery and growth. My techniques as a therapist focus on the client as the active participant for change and myself as the catalyst for collaboration, support, and guidance. I counsel from a strengths-based perspective, incorporating a blend of Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction, Solution-Focused, and Expressive Arts Therapy; all of which embody a person-centered approach to healing.
*Please note on my schedule as of right now I am only offering evening session times as I work full-time elsewhere during daytime hours. This will be subject to change in a couple of months when I will be able to offer more flexible hours accommodations.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Codependency, Communication Problems, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Problems, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
NC LCMHC 13618