Kristina Guarino

(LCSW)

About Me

My name is Kristina Guarino and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have been working in this field for about 15 years. I received my undergraduate degree in psychology in 2005 from Missouri State University and I have a minor in gender studies. I then completed my Master's in Social Work in 2008 from the University of Missouri- Kansas City. I have training in trauma informed care, substance use, depression and anxiety, and grief and loss. My counseling approach is broad and depends on what the person I'm working with is going through but I tend to have a person centered approach overall. I believe that the first three sessions are the most important as this is when the therapist and client begin to build rapport and develop goals. I enjoy helping people be able to talk about what they are going through and get back to a place where they are feeling more like themselves again. I'm glad that you are here and I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #2011010774 (Expires: 2022-09-30)


Reviews

Written by D.A. on May 17, 2021 after counseling with Kristina for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

I'm still in the early stages of therapy, but Kristina has brilliantly provided me with both an outlet for concerns and insight into the way my worries work. I would highly recommend anyone struggling with their emotions in any capacity to speak to her.

Written by A.L. on May 09, 2021 after counseling with Kristina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, eating disorders, and adhd

I love having her as my therapist she listens to me and understands

Written by D.A. on May 03, 2021 after counseling with Kristina for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

It’s pretty early on, but I started counselling with Kristina when I was spiralling and she was able to very quickly help me organize my thoughts and behaviours in a way that I can address them appropriately. She has shown me understanding and compassion and has made it really easy to open up to her. I have been avoiding counselling for years because of a bad experience, and now I look forward to our interactions.

Written by T.. on Dec 23, 2020 after counseling with Kristina for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, and adhd

She’s helped me tremendously. I couldn’t not thank you enough. Thank you so much for just.. listening to me!

Written by K.A. on Aug 06, 2020 after counseling with Kristina for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes

In the short amount of time we've worked together she has really helped me in a huge way, I feel like I have my sanity back! I'm very lucky to have found her.

Written by E.R. on Aug 04, 2020 after counseling with Kristina for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Kristina is extremely attentive to my concerns. She only addresses the issues I feel comfortable sharing and always asks how she can help more. She worked with my schedule to make it easier for me to book appointments when I was available. I would highly recommend her to friends.

Written by R.O. on Aug 04, 2020 after counseling with Kristina for 6 months

Kristina is a fantastic counsellor. She is always willing to go the extra mile for her clients, she is a listening ear and very approachable. Kristina uses her expertise and training to put early intervention in place. As a result of this, I have been able to sort out my issues with her support and strategies. Thank you so much Kristina, you are amazing!

Written by D.A. on Jun 29, 2020 after counseling with Kristina for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Excellent listening and very open to exploring my feelings and emotions and putting in healthly strategies in understanding and coping.

Written by S.A. on May 19, 2020 after counseling with Kristina for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and anger management

Kristina has been amazing so far with the ups and extreme downs I have been experiencing lately. Kristina is very professional and keeps checking in regularly especially when she knows I am on a downward trend.

Thanks a lot for your help Kristina!!!

Written by G.E. on Apr 01, 2020 after counseling with Kristina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

I have been doing sessions with Kristina Guarino for some time and I am confident to say that it has helped me a lot. Kristina makes me feel comfortable sharing thoughts I have not shared with anyone and that is something I am truly grateful for. I recommend Kristina to anyone that wants to get things out of their mind and share it with someone.