Christina is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Howard County, Maryland. Currently, she provides teletherapy for individuals and families. For many years, Christina was a school based clinician that provided direct counseling services to middle and high school students that were challenged with a range of developmental differences and needs, including ADHD, Autism, Depression, Anxiety and Mood Dysregulation.
Christina provides therapeutic services to adolescents, young adults in transition and to older adults by using the following approaches and methods: Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Strategic Planning. These approaches are most successful in Christina's experience. However, the main foundation of Evolve is to utilize one's personal strengths to move toward balancing life around stress, being more present to conquer fears and to take steps to transform challenges into successes!
Christina firmly supports ways for her clients to find balance, presence and transformation into their daily habits. These lessons are the key elements to evolving into the best version of oneself, and it's how clients effectively take steps toward recovering, healing and changing. Those that work with Christina will uncover their personal power to adapt and evolve with and around the big and small changes. This framework is Christina's personal and clinical perspective to strengthen the therapeutic alliance so that clients can set their own goals and move through their challenges in order to transform life into healthier and happier living.
Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional disregulation
ADHD - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure
Family issues - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Autism spectrum disorder - Support understanding the diagnosis and related challenges and strengths; skill-building in areas of daily routine, transitions, coping with overwhelming sensory experiences, social skills, and emotion identification and regulation
This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:
Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Years of Experience: 20 years
Evolve Counseling LLC, Owner/Psychotherapist, 2021 - Present
Thrive Center for ADHD, Psychotherapist, 2018 - 2021
PRN Counseling, Psychotherapist, 2017 - 2018
University of Maryland School of Social Work, MSW, 2004