There are many components to life, the most important of which are hope, healing and happiness. Life is not a project but more of a personal adventure. Along this quest we need:
Hope which helps us keep an open mind to positive outcomes. It also allows us to possess the will and determination we need to achieve our goals.
Healing which is the process of restoration of one’s health from an unbalanced state to a more balanced and whole one. In life there are many ups and downs, successes and failures. Therefore, we need to uncover our own healing process.
Happiness which makes our life joyful and meaningful. It gives us freedom from emotional suffering. It is happiness that we will together strive for along your therapeutic journey.
"Kristina Is one of the most helpful, and understanding clinicians you can ever meet. Her sweet exterior naturally gives you a welcomed vibe and leaves you feeling accepted."
"Kristina is enthusiastic and optimistic. I met her when I was feeling down an depressed. She helped me work through both my worries and anxiety. Her positive attitude helped me overcome some of my troubles. I felt comfortable sharing anything with her."
*Include but are not limited to:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Person Centered Therapy (PCT)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing(EMDR)
Upon entering therapy, our clinical approach is tailored to meet each individual’s needs. There is not a cookie cutter person, thus, there is no cookie cutter approach to therapy. We try to work from an eclectic approach, incorporating a multitude of therapeutic modalities and backgrounds so as to assist my clients in meeting their treatment goals. We generally incorporate cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavioral, person centered, strengths based, solution focused therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing strategies when clinically appropriate into each session.
We work collaboratively with clients to identify struggles, develop empowerment strategies and strengths to improve quality of life. We do this by providing a non-judgmental and supportive environment, where one can feel safe to explore encountered problems.
Although we may strive for perfection, no one is perfect and we are all a work in progress. We welcome our clients with an open mind, listen to all of their concerns and answer any questions they may have. It is our hope that individual sessions will involve increasing knowledge about mental illness, set realistic and attainable goals, find internal motivation, make healthy choices aimed towards recovery and develop healthier habits of coping. We am here to help!
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In life there is no road map, no GPS and no magic key. It is simply a journey of self- discovery each and every day. Sometimes along the way we do get lost and need support, guidance and a helping hand. Therapy can be a tool to assist you in overcoming some of the obstacles you may face each and every day.
Oftentimes in life we allow fear to paralyze us, which keeps us from achieving our dreams. However we forget that in order to accomplish these things we must act. We will work together to make the changes that lead to a more fulfilling life.
"The most profound choice is life is to either accept things are they exist or to accept the responsibility for changing them" The Universal Traveler
Throughout your therapeutic journey you will find ways to practice acceptance and develop the wisdom to make meaningful life changing decisions.