Christina is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and has worked with individuals, couples, and families for over ten years. She earned her master’s degree from New York University and completed a three-year post-graduate degree from The Ackerman Institute for the Family in New York City.
Whether working with individuals, couples or families, Christina believes that focusing on strengths and resilience areas are the best ways to create lasting change and positive growth. Christina works collaboratively with her clients to ensure that their needs are being addressed. She firmly believes that a strong client-therapist relationship is vital to the therapeutic process.
Christina has extensive experience working with couples around a variety of relational issues. Christina finds it essential that each person feels both safe and heard throughout the therapeutic process. She does this by listening to each person’s experience while always holding the couple in mind. She specializes in helping couples explore each other’s vulnerabilities, triggers, families of origin, and patterns of interaction. From there, she will often create a “map” of a couple’s argument so they can truly see their disagreements in action.
After nearly five years of working in a hospital setting, Christina also specializes in working with people who have received a recent medical diagnosis. She recognizes the variety of emotions people feel during this time and strives to support individuals and their loved ones throughout this challenging life event.