Christina is a Licensed Independent Social Worker who has been working with individuals suffering from mental illness since 2006, during her undergraduate studies. She has been trained to respond to crisis situations and was a rape advocate while volunteering at a crisis center for 5 years. She has worked as a case manager for severely mentally ill adults, has provided services to individuals with developmental disabilities and has provided school-based and outpatient therapy to children, adolescents and adults of all ages.
Christina strives to provide clients with the utmost quality of care, using a client centered, strength-based approach and tailoring therapy to each client’s individual needs. Christina specializes in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and is passionate about helping children who have experienced trauma and traumatic grief. She prides herself in professional development and has received a myriad amount of training throughout her career. She has utilized Motivational Interviewing skills, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) skills, Play Therapy skills, Nurtured Heart Approach (NHA) skills and CARE/behavior management skills when utilizing eclectic and solution focused approaches in therapy.
Christina has experience working with children and adults with psychosis, depression, anxiety, grief/loss, anger management and developmental disabilities. She has also worked with children with ADHD, defiance and communication related issues. She has helped multiple families gain knowledge of their own or their child’s diagnosis. She strongly believes that every individual and family is doing the best they can. Through her work with children, adults and families, she has found that with the right knowledge and skills, they can enhance their communication and relationship skills with each other in order to create a stronger, more well-balanced family unit and improved their overall quality of life.