MSW, LCSW, LAC
Christina works with adults (18 and up) who are struggling with depression, anxiety, OCD and OCD related disorders, trauma, life transitions, relationship challenges and substance abuse. She understands the courage and vulnerability it takes to come to therapy. Her top priority as a therapist is to provide a space where clients feel accepted for who they are. Clients often express that in sessions they feel understood, and never worry about having to filter themselves.
Her therapy process includes actively listening and making connections in behavioral patterns, in order to inform clinical growth. She utilizes evidence-based practices, including CBT, exposure and response prevention (ERP), motivational interviewing, EMDR, Internal Family Systems (IFS) and person-centered approaches. She tailors her process to each individual client’s needs and preferences.
Christina has worked in mental healthcare for over 10 years, both as a licensed therapist and clinical supervisor. She is dually credentialed as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Addictions Counselor. She has advanced training and experience in CBT with ERP (exposure therapy) for working with OCD and anxiety disorders. She is also trained and experienced in EMDR. Christina has presented on trauma, OCD and anxiety disorders at numerous international, national and regional conferences. She has a passion for supervising clinicians, as well as mentoring graduate students at DU (her alma mater.)
In her spare time, she enjoys cooking (especially Italian and Asian foods), hiking, skiing, camping, traveling and spending time with loved ones.
MSW- Master of Clinical Social Work, Mental Health Concentration. University of Denver
LCSW- Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensing Boards of Colorado
LAC- Licensed Addictions Counselor, Licensing Boards of Colorado
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with Exposure and Response Prevention Trained Psychotherapist
EMDR- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Trained Psychotherapist