Through open mutual dialogue we will work together to co-create a unique therapy experience based on your strengths and needs. I hope to provide the support, reflection, skills and resources that will help you attain what you need and meet your goals. Self awareness is best balanced with compassion; This is a space of non-judgement, non-stigmatizing or pathologizing.
The foundation of my therapeutic practice emphasizes an authentic, supportive, person-centered, strength-based, trauma-informed, relational approach to counseling. Some of the evidence based techniques we may use are mindfulness meditation, DBT (dialectical behavioral treatment), CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy), mind-body integration, yoga, as well as creative/art-based interventions.
The variety of experiences I have worked with include trauma, depression, anxiety, emotional regulation, grief, loss, sexual assault and rape, abuse, identity, relationships, life transitions (including pre & post college adjustment), confidence and overall wellbeing. I value and uphold a LGBTQ+ affirming practice. My experience includes working at Northwestern University Women’s Center and the University of Chicago. I work with individuals across the lifespan including adolescents, young adults, adults and older adults.
Some of my interests are playing with art, yarn, yoga, gardening, travel and my 14 year old stray rescue dog, Chip. Feel free to use she/her pronouns and my preferred name “Christina.” I look forward to getting to know you.
“This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they are a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture, still treat each guest honorably. He may be clearing you out for some new delight. The dark thought, the shame, the malice, meet them at the door laughing and invite them in. Be grateful for whatever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.” Rumi