Hello and welcome! I am so proud of you for taking this first step in wellness. Even if you are just looking to get an idea and are not ready to commit, this is a big step. Thinking about opening up and being vulnerable to a new person is incredibly courageous and can be overwhelming. I am here to help you; we can go at your pace and comfort level. My goal as a therapist is to help you where you are in life and to work collaboratively to build a plan that will meet your goals. I will also provide you with tools and techniques that you can use to empower yourself to make the changes needed to meet your goals now and in the future.
A little about myself: I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in the state of Minnesota. I graduated with my masters degree in 2015 and I have over four years of direct client care in a wide variety of experiences. My career has lead me to work with individuals, families, couples, children and group therapy. I have experience in helping people conquer challenges relating to anxiety, depression, transitions/adjustments to life changes, relationship/family struggles, trauma, abuse, loss and grief.
One area I have particular interest in is helping women and men navigate through life changes and transitions. I have found through my diverse experiences that one of the common threads that makes us all human is transition and change. Transitions can be overwhelming, isolating and challenging, even when the change is planned or expected. Stress that change brings can be debilitating and I am here to help you navigate whatever change or life transition you are going through.
As a marriage and family therapist I like to look at how people and relationships interact and affect a person; I believe that we are constantly shaped by those around us and who we interact with. My approach is to be supportive, while also encouraging clients to take the steps needed to help resolve the challenges they are going through. My goal is to be a member of your support team, a person that you can rely on to help you where you are currently and to work towards who you want to become. I like to use narrative therapy and solution-focused therapy approaches in helping my clients reach their goals. I believe that we are the creator of our own stories and that sometimes we need help and to re-focus our goals in order to get the outcomes we desire.
Many times in life we are given challenges that we may or may not be able to conquer alone. If you are finding that you are needing help and support I would love to be part of your team. I bring an open, non-judgmental, approach to my work. Please reach out to let me know how I can help you reach your goals. I look forward to working with you!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Coping with life changes
Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Depression , Compassion fatigue , ADHD Read more...
Christina is very knowledgeable, and she's willing to admit if she isn't familiar with something and looks into it. I saw Christina for grief counseling and she treated me with empathy, kindness, respect, and understanding. I reccomend her services and she's LGBT+ friendly, which is always a great thing for my community.
Chrissy is a magician that pulls emotional revelation rabbits out of the top hat of life. I leave every session feeling heard, validated and with hope.
Chrissy has been instrumental in helping me manage a very difficult time in my life. She’s personable, easy to talk to, listens, validates, and challenges me. I’m comfortable talking to her and trust her feedback.
I was very skeptical about trying BetterHelp, but Christina made me immediately confident in my decision. We always get down to the heart of whatever I want to discuss that session and if there isn't enough time to explore something, or if I send a message and we need to spend time processing something, Christina is always honest and lets me know that the topic deserves more time than can be given at the time. I never feel rushed or pushed towards a conclusion, it feels like an even discussion. I'm very thankful that Christina ended up as my counselor!
Relatable & relaxed. Helpful overall.
Christina is a great counselor! She does a great job of helping me navigate through tough times in relationships, work, and everyday life stressors. I’d definitely recommend her!
She’s very prompt and always follows through.
Christina has been a God send for me these past few weeks. I don't think I would have made it with out her support. Her questions are thought out and her solutions are also very adequate for what I am experiencing. I am so glad I found her.