Finding harmony between our mind and body is one of life’s greatest pursuits. This balance allows us to live the life that we want and deserve.
Counseling involves the sharing of personal concerns or issues with a professional who is skilled at helping the client or clients come to a resolution or solution about their presenting concerns. The therapist and client work together to identify the necessary tasks or goals needed to resolve a presenting concern. Counseling is a relatively short-term, interpersonal; theoretically-based process guided by ethical and legal standards that focuses on helping individuals resolve developmental concerns, situational difficulties, and more complex psychological disturbances.
My therapeutic technique is provided through a strength-based framework. I strive to identify the strengths in each of my clients, despite any past or present adversities. The combination of therapeutic techniques insures that each client can gain skills that they can apply to their daily life to improve daily functioning.
My theoretical orientation is an eclectic approach, which utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy, play therapy, trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT), brief therapy techniques, rational emotive behavioral therapy (REBT), eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) to achieve positive treatment outcomes and goals.
• Major life adjustments
• Post-traumatic stress
• Self-esteem problems
• Stress reduction and management
• Relationship concerns
• History of childhood abuse or trauma
• School difficulties
• Sport and performance psychology
Christina earned a BA in Psychology from the University of Michigan and a MA in Counseling Psychology with specialized training in Mental Health Counseling from Boston College. My graduate institution offered curriculum heavily devoted to social justice and multicultural competence. I am skilled at providing therapy for children, adolescents, and families from diverse populations and advocating for their needs.
Christina has experience working as an intensive home-based mental health therapist for children and teens with severe emotional and/or behavioral challenges. She has provided group, individual, and family therapy at a residential treatment facility for youths. She has specialized training in TF-CBT and EMDR. In addition to private practice, she teaches psychology courses at Washtenaw Community College.
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Harmony Counseling Center PLLC 321. S. Main St. Suite 215 Ann Arbor, MI 48104