I am a Master's-level Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in the State of Illinois and with five years of experience (four as a licensed clinician and one as an intern). Over that time, I have provided services in community mental health, inpatient drug rehabilitation, and outpatient private practice settings. Many clinicians have a "specialty" area and mine is with chronic health concerns and invisible disabilities - if you were recently diagnosed, have been living with a diagnosis for a long time, or even are a caregiver to someone with a chronic health concern - I think we will be a great match. If you do not have any health concerns, I want you to know we can absolutely work together as I do not exclusively see clients with physical health concerns. Over the years, I have worked with clients who have diverse narratives and presenting concerns, including: addiction/substance abuse, anxiety, depression, trauma, and life transitions.
My counseling style is highly collaborative - I want to meet you where you are at in your journey and ensure your goals reflect what you want out of our time together. My goal is to provide you with a supportive, non-judgmental, and empathetic environment in we can work as a team. My approach is tailored to every client - I do not view therapy as "one size fits all" and understand no two clients are the same. Each client deserves a specially tailored and unique approach to counseling that reflects their concerns, wants, needs, and goals. Common techniques I use come from cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, mindfulness, solution-focused therapy, and motivational interviewing. One of my overarching goals of therapy is to provide coping skills that are practical and can be used across a variety of concerns.
I believe it is important for a clinician to be transparent with clients and indicate limits of their scope of practice before working together. Therefore, I want you to know up front that I am unable to complete some forms documentation on your behalf (e.g., disability, FMLA/medical leave, or anything pertaining to emotional support animals) as it is outside of my scope of practice.
I am proud of you for taking the first step in having the courage to explore what options for therapy are available to you. If you are ready to take the next step and try counseling, I am here to support you.
I look forward to working with you!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
I also have experience in Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Sleeping disorders, Career difficulties, Compassion fatigue
LCPC #180011936 (Expires: 2021-03-31)
We are doing a great job with Christina and honestly think she understands me and also important she is not judging at all. I like working with her.
Christina and I have been working together for 9 months or so now. She uses her expertise and ability to focus our sessions with helpful material and exercises. I really feel and think so differently now thanks to her help and support. I was feeling pretty depressed and sad when we started - I love Christina's holistic approach and she draws on various reputable resources to help convey ideas and concepts. The changes I have been able to make in my mental health and well-being are noticeable to me and my family. Christina is able to hone in to the possible root causes and offers suggestions for the direction to go in with our sessions - she lays out a map and paths and works with me on how to get from point A to B. Many thanks!
Christina is one of the most outstanding counselors I have ever had the privilege to work with. Her insight, invaluable resources and important questions allow you to make progress on issues you may have had for years, and see them in a totally new light. She is always organized, efficient and professional, and makes the online counseling experience work for anyone, no matter where they are or what their goals might be. I can say with confidence that working with Christina will be one of the best decisions you make in your therapy journey.
Christina is very supportive and professional. She says that therapy is subjective and everyone is a different case and I found that to be very true. She answers all my concerns and gives me practical and scientifically proven methods to tackle my issues.
Christina has been an amazing listener and very in depth counseling to my issues and concerns.
Christina is very responsive and helpful. In just a few weeks she has given me several useful strategies that have proven very helpful to me. She is encouraging and I feel a good connection with her.