She/Her/HersMental Health Counselor - Limited Permit, MHC-LP Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Supervised by Jithin Vijayan, PA, LPC, PC010866
Christina recognizes the immense relief, catharsis, and growth from simply talking about a problem, but knows sometimes it is not enough. Being a scientist's daughter, it is important for her to study and offer evidence-based approaches like CBT, DBT, and exposure-response prevention. Recognizing not everything can be clearly proven, keeping an open mind is key, while discussing spiritual interventions and experiences can be profoundly healing as well.
Along the lines of evidence-based therapy, Christina focuses on the findings of Carl Rogers and the three things that make therapy most effective and helpful: congruence (being real, authentic), unconditional positive regard, and accurate empathy. She strives to embody these while working with clients. She believes the therapeutic alliance is crucial and will work together in alignment toward shared goals.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Chronic illness - Receiving a diagnosis; adjusting to lifestyle and medication changes; coping with related changes in mood, emotions, and relationships; managing symptoms and stress
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) - Reducing unwanted intrusive thoughts and rituals by gradually building comfort and confidence facing difficult fears, thoughts, and emotions
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Years of Experience: 23 years
Resilience Lab, Therapist, 2023 - Present
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Masters, 2017
Saint Joseph's University, Masters, 2007