I have 12 years of experience as a licensed therapist. I have worked in inpatient hospitals, crisis clinics, family agencies, and private practice. I am lucky to have had a variety of experiences working with all kinds of people and a wide range of mental health concerns. Currently, my focus is on helping people feel more grounded. What does being-grounded mean? I believe it is a foundational skill, helping you manage whatever life throws at you. Here are few examples: feeling connected and calmer; in alignment with your authentic self; less reactive and more proactive; able to be truly present; increased compassion for yourself and others; able to listen to your own inner wisdom with confidence and increased ability to communicate authentically with your loved ones.
I consider myself a holistic systems therapist. As such, I have a unique approach to mental health. I focus on attending to the mind, body and spirit (or higher self). I find the holistic approach is more effective for those who are searching for a different path. I use a variety of holistic modalities to help people feel more grounded. I am a certified yoga instructor and training in trauma-informed yoga through Sundara Yoga Institute, as well as a mindfulness coach. I also use energy psychology as emotional freedom technique, heartmath and energy yoga techniques (working with a person's energy system). I combine Eastern traditions with Western psychology, along with energy psychology, to help address self-compassion, anxiety, acute stress, fears, depression, burnout, life transitions, family of origin concerns, grief, low self-esteem along with a variety of issues that may be impacting your overall wellness.
We do not live in a bubble! Our wellness is impacted by the overall system in which we live. We all are impacted by our family of origin, family, society, culture, sexual orientation, and gender. All play a major role in our identity and the way our identity impacts our ability to feel grounded. I am an open-minded non-judgmental person who strives for inclusion. I'm a down to earth person with a good sense of humor. Thank you and I look forward to working with you.
I can schedule one live session per week for 30-45 minutes and I respond one to two times within a 24-30 hour period via the message board in your client portal.
I do not post my open live sessions on BetterHelp. We will pick a time for our live session based on the week. :)
I also offer yoga mindfulness packages for mental health.
My website: at www.innerbalance.blog
- Stress, Anxiety
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
- Compassion fatigue
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Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy
LMFT #1271 (Expires: 2021-12-31)
LMFT #201477 (Expires: 2023-09-30)
Christina is great, I can’t say enough good things about her. She is very understanding and positive with no judgment and makes you feel it’s okay. She has great coping tools and very easy to work with. She really listens and takes time to work with you. I wish I met her sooner.