I am a licensed clinical social worker in Illinois with over 15 years of experience working as a counselor. I have worked with clients with various concerns, including toxic relationships, narcissistic abuse/recovery, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, dual diagnosis, self-esteem, relationship issues, and life changes. I have helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. I have worked in inpatient, outpatient treatment centers, juvenile justice programs, corrections, mental health, and crisis centers. I have worked with a wide range of individuals, from teenagers to seniors. I have a master’s degree in human services, with a concentration in substance abuse, and a master’s degree in social work with a concentration in mental health. I am currently working on my doctorate in psychoanalysis.
My counseling style is friendly and relaxed. I believe in treating anyone with respect, understanding, and empathy. I have several approaches I use and believe every individual is unique. I tailor my approach to the individual and their needs. These approaches could be motivational interviewing, psychodynamic, strengths-based, Jungian, reality therapy, rational-emotive therapy, or cognitive behavioral therapy. I will tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
The first step in change is reaching out and exploring what could be different. Together we can work towards a life of more freedom and change and overcoming the barriers that hold you back.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
PA LCSW CW022985
IL LCSW 149.020295
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I've only had a few sessions with Christina so far but I really like her and I definitely think I will progress more and grow as a person with her help.
Written on Oct 23, 2022 after therapy with Christina for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd
Christina is absolutely wonderful! She is very kind and understanding. I have had bad experiences with therapists in the past and was hesitant and nervous to sign up for better health. My experience with this app has given me a sigh of relief. Christina is very easy to talk to and never passes any judgement. I recommend her wholeheartedly.
Written on Oct 17, 2022 after therapy with Christina for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem
She makes me feel comfy.
Written on Oct 15, 2022 after therapy with Christina for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue
Christina has been an excellent therapist. She is quick to follow up and listens well. I have especially appreciated the goal setting along the way of our therapy. It has been very helpful for me.
Written on Jun 16, 2022 after therapy with Christina for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem
Christina is a great listener.
Written on Apr 15, 2022 after therapy with Christina for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and grief
Christina is a great listener
Written on Mar 13, 2022 after therapy with Christina for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and compassion fatigue