Hello, and welcome to my page. I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and have been practicing since 2009. I service adults presenting with a variety of concerns, including grief, trauma, anxiety, depression, adjustment, life & career direction, and relational. Additionally, I have experience servicing those undergoing physical health challenges, like cancer, and journeying with them through grief and adjustment.
My style is empathic and attuned to my client's needs. I help clients connect with themselves to foster a healthy self-relationship and develop awareness of their inner experience and internal compass for growth, healing, and direction. I use a framework of Emotion Focused Therapy (Johnson), Attachment Therapy (Bowlby), and Self Psychology (Kohut) with an experiential component.
I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre (performance) and English (writing) from the University of North Carolina Wilmington and my Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Appalachian State University. I have specialized training in expressive arts therapy, somatic experiencing, and emotional neglect.
I am here to travel with you on your journey to wherever that takes us. Contact me to learn more about working together.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Anger management
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Body Image , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Communication Problems , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Impulsivity , Life Purpose , Midlife Crisis , Money and Financial Issues , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Narcissism , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Post-traumatic Stress , Self-Love , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Sexuality , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues Read more...
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy
LPC #7902 (Expires: 2023-06-30)
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Christina is an excellent counsellor! I have really benefited from her approach and knowledge.
Working with Christina has helped me greatly. A safe space has been created for me to talk by her respecting my pace & validating my feelings. She is open to feedback and often makes adjustments according to my needs. She feels like an ally not an expert, gently guiding me along on my journey.
Christina is my go-to person whenever I feel overwhelmed with things that triggers me and she with an open heart always listens to me and makes me feel better about myself.
A problem with therapy in the past for me was not feeling like I was making progress. Christina got right to the point. 1st session she got to know me and helped to outlined my goals. 2nd she jumped right into understanding my narcissist partner and offered me other resources to gain a deeper understanding . 3rd she helped me figure out how to open dialog with my kids about our family dynamic without involving them in adult issues. This is just 3 sessions in! She doesn't keep it stagnant. She's made it so I can see myself making progress right away. She always makes me feel heard and reflects my thoughts back to me which not only makes me feel heard, but helps me to better understand my own thoughts and feelings that often seem so jumbled to me.
Christina is wonderful, she's very patient and attentive and I feel like she really listens to me. I'm grateful to have her as a counsellor.
I’m very happy with Christina as a councillor she’s a fantastic listener and very insightful. Would recommend to anyone hands down.
Christina is kind and patient. She takes detailed notes and gives relevant feedback. I am eager to continue working with her.
Very good counsellor
Christina has helped me overcome what I thought would never end. I have now moved on to live happy and peaceful. She’s also given me skills and techniques to combat things that continue to come up. I’m forever grateful.
I have been taking sessions with Christina for a year now. After every session, I feel that I have been able to express myself without being judged. Christina has been very cooperative and understanding throughout. Throughout this journey, she has always been there to listen to all my problems. The sessions have been a great form of self-care for me and I feel a sense of relief after I talk about things. Highly recommended!
Very understanding of people's situations, and offers good constructive advice and opinions. In one of her messages she says l am here for you. That is something l will never forget.
Although it has not been long, I find her professional and very nice.
She is indeed the most amazing therapist I've ever worked with.
Christina is wonderful. She is attentive and provides helpful feedback. She is the best counselor I’ve ever utilized
Christina has been a great help with my anxiety issues, depression and relationships and family issues. She’s methodical and has a very soothing yet logical approach, which really helps me feel comfortable and arrive at the answers on my own under her gentle and expert guidance. Thanks Christina!
I really like Christina so far! I didn't feel right giving her a 10/10 just because we're still getting to know one another, but I've been paired up a few times on this site and she's my favorite counselor so far! Would recommend!
Christine is clearly professional and compassionate. A Perfect blend of both for me. She hears me fully and offers the right support when I need it.
She is awesome!
Christina has provided me with many forms of advice and worksheets to go through. She listens well and I find her very supportive.
I've only just started working with Christina, but she has taken the time to really understand me and my background. I can already tell she really cares about my problems and helping me. I've worked with counselors in the past but Christina is by far the best one I've worked with. I really appreciate her willingness to help me
Christina is wonderful, supportive and a great listener. She does her very best to understand and give logical responses to help you work towards your goals.
Christina, is someone who is full of patience and really listens. I can't be thankful enough to her by helping navigate a really dark period in my life where I constantly felt overwhelm. She was able to show me how to improve and deal with these difficulties.
Christina is wonderful. She truly listens, cares, and is clearly working hard to help me and understand me. I so appreciate her and everything she does.
Christina is possibly one of the most professional therapist I have had. Capable of digging deep and exposing your true emotions. I highly recommend Christina.
Christina has been an amazing counselor. She listens to my concerns and respectfully provides advice and different perspectives to look at any situation. She is very patient and understands my needs and priorities in each session.
Has made me feel very comfortable and really knows what I am dealing with.
I have just had one session with my new councillor and she has been most respectful and has been communicating extensively with me to understand my needs and requirements. She sends me lots of relevant material to review and questions to respond to, as she believes we should make a quantifiable improvement as we work together. What I liked most was her opening statement is that SHE first stated that she would be there for ME, and that she takes her commitment very seriously. I am looking forward to making concrete and quantifiable improvements in my situation, as that is why I joined Better Help.
I have had sessions with Christina for four months now and find her to be not only a supportive counsellor but also an attentive and non-judgmental listener. I feel completely comfortable talking to her about anything and feel like she is always there for me when I need her.
Christina has started off my experience so well. Especially in the awkward getting to know your counselor and vice versa moments, as someone who stresses easily in social interactions she was so kind, patient, and always made sure I knew I could be comfortable. I feel like she understands what I need well, and works and provides me with what I need. Having someone like Christina keeps me motivated for therapy, and that is a hard thing to do for me.
Christina is an extremely knowledgeable individual. I trust that she knows what she is doing because she demonstrates expertise and knowledge each time we interact. I have really appreciated her efforts to collect information about me and use that information to develop a plan for better health and improvement. I also feel that Christina is really listening when I speak with her, which I so appreciate. I am so grateful to have Christina as my counsellor.
I've appreciated the time that I've spent with Christina. She has listened to my issues and added insight that I might not have been able to realize so readily.
Christina has been such a wonderful counselor. She's worked with me for almost a year and I really feel like she's been so helpful at addressing my concerns and needs. I feel really comfortable sharing with her and would recommend her to anyone seeking therapy. I've gone through so much over the last year and during all of it, Christina was there to help guide me and give me tools so that I can become more aware of my feelings and thoughts and how to process them all. Her work with me has been a blessing.
Christina is great and has really helped me to start looking at things in a different way. Interestingly, she's picked on underlying issues that I didn't even realise were bothering me but after our conversations, I can see they are the root of - or are certainly big contributing factors to - my current issues. I thoroughly recommend Christina.
Christina asks all the right questions. She is extremely supportive and non-judgmental. She makes me feel safe and valued. I would highly recommend her.
Christina is attentive, insightful, and intuitive. She is caring and warm. I have really enjoyed my sessions with her so far and am looking forward to more. She approaches therapy from multiple angles and is well organized and thoughtful. I am very impressed with my experience so far.
What I like the best from Christina is that she really cares and tries to understand. She is very smart, professional and experienced. She responds quickly and with details. I feel much better just after started counseling and I totally trust her and rely on her. Thank you Christina.
I have worked with Christina for only a few weeks but in that short time I can tell that she is very intuitive and she has already helped me process multiple things. She is available by multiple methods and offers extra support when she knows it might be needed. I am so thankful I reached out to BetterHelp and that I was matched with Christina. The difference in my life is already noticeable.
Christina is fantastic. Supportive, attentive, and always replies quickly. Nothing, but positive experiences with her.
Christina knows the right questions to ask and understands the weight behind words even when they are typed.
Christina Collins has offered a good mix of CBT and emotional therapy. The worksheets have been appropriately sent and feedback given each time. I have been allowed to work through each issue at my own pace. I would recommended Christina to anyone seeking CBT based therapy.
Christina's assistance allowed me to properly voice out my issues in a structured way.
Christina has been extremely helpful and respectful of my emotional needs. She seems to always know what to say and offers great piece of mind as I sort out my anxieties. I appreciate her calm nature and openness to the things I’m concerned about.
Christina is there. She listens and is present. She pops up when I need her most and pays attention to details. I live in a rural area with few therapists and even fewer affordable therapists. Betterhelp is quite literally, a life saver!
She is amazing and is helping me get through the worst time of my life.
She is very helpful and super nice! She makes me feel very comfortable with explaining everything I am going through.
Working with Christina has been wonderful. She set up goals that met my needs and is extremely responsive. She is attentive and supportive. I feel better knowing I have her support when needed.
Christina is thoughtful, responsive, and caring. She's a great counselor and I'd recommend her to anyone looking to improve their mental health.
Christina was great to talk to and a very good listener. I would recommend her and plan on using her again in the future.
Christina makes you feel like a priority. She is attentive, caring, and extremely helpful.
Christina is great and I have already recommended her to a friend. She really listens and even responds on her days off if I’m in need.
Christina has been attentive, understanding, has not missed anything I have written or have not written. She has guided me. I can be vulnerable with her. I am grateful for her time and investment