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Kristina Colovic is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor located in NY. Kristina enjoys working with young adults, adults, and couples who want to learn how to better manage their emotions, particularly their distress. They seek ways to cope with anxiety, depression, and trauma-related disorders. Kristina has extensive experience working with refugee populations, the LGBTQIA community, and those who have experiences with drug or alcohol abuse.
Kristina’s approach to therapy begins with a nonjudgmental, empathetic style and the creation of a safe space for clients. She encourages clients to integrate different parts of themselves so they no longer feel overwhelmed by their emotional reactions, which comes from a therapy modality called Internal Family Systems. She practices Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), which are two thoughts-based therapy approaches that show the strength of thoughts when it comes to influencing emotions and behaviors.
Kristina offers clients the opportunity to talk candidly about how they’re doing, and provides them with support as well as guidance towards tangible solutions. Clients become more self-aware as they work with Kristina, growing their capacity for their feelings and working through their mental health challenges.
Addiction - Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping
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
Personality disorders - Support reducing emotional suffering and addressing relationship challenges
Sexual health & dysfunction - Addressing emotional, physical, and biological concerns related to sexual intimacy and functioning; education and skill building around topics such as erectile dysfunction, orgasms, low libido, shame, and history of abuse; improving communication to realize a fulfilling sex life
Substance abuse - Reducing and preventing the negative impact of drug and alcohol use and addictions on physical, emotional, and relational health
SUNY Buffalo , Post Graduate Mental Health Counseling, 2018
CASAC Training Course, CASAC, 2018
New York: 010012