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!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder
LCSW #2011010774 (Expires: 2020-09-30)
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.
Kristina is a passionate, dedicated and caring counsellor, she uses her knowledge and expertise to provide me with approaches I can use to help myself. Kristina creates a safe and secure environment which makes me feel I can speak to her about anything. Alongside this, Kristina is always flexible within her schedule and is approachable, therefore, I can contact Kristina anytime and she always responds immediately. It is clearly evident Kristina ensures her top priority is her clients well-being , Kristina is so supportive and caring nature which makes me feel I can trust her with anything. Kristina has supported me with my goals and through a range of activities, she really is a inspiration and an brilliant counsellor. I am starting to feel a lot more my old self because of Kristina support. I highly recommend Kristina to anyone who is experiencing difficulty in their lives. Thank you so much Kristina!