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
Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #2011010774 (Expires: 2020-09-30)


Reviews

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.

Written by R.O. on Feb 12, 2020 after counseling with Kristina for 2 weeks

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!