Christina – Registered Clinical Counsellor
I am registered clinical counsellor who uses an individualized approach for each client, drawing upon person-centered therapy, solution-focused therapy and CBT, and with a focus on empathy, unconditional acceptance, and transparency, as well as a broad range of other tools.
The battles and challenges which we face are the catalyst for growth—evolving your mind, body, soul, and spirit. You already have, within you, the ability and wisdom to overcome life’s obstacles. My goal is to empower and assist you, in a safe and supportive setting, as you walk through this stage of your journey.
My work experience involves supporting clients with cognitive and physical disabilities, mental health issues, developmental disabilities, and acquired brain injuries. This has taught me that everyone’s story is unique, including their struggles, their strengths, and their pathway to healing. I am passionate about working with children over the age of 10, teens, adults, couples, and LGBTQ+ individuals!
There are four levels of consciousness: the first level is To Me, this is quite simply a victim mentality, it is when life is happening to you and you are suffering. The second level of consciousness is By Me, this is when life is happening due to your own volition, when you are making things happen. The third level of consciousness is Through Me, this is when the Universe is working through you, everything happens easily with the power of Divine energy flowing through you. For example, when a stranger buys you a coffee at Starbucks, when you start a business and it’s easy, all the people line up that you need, quite easily, when you get your ideal job because you know someone. The fourth level of consciousness is As Me, this is when you hug a tree because you know you and the tree are one, when you live in the state of mind, knowing that the mirror is your universe and it simply reflects whatever is in you. I am able to assist you to get to whatever level of consciousness you want to attain and or to toggle in between any combination of the levels of consciousness in order to live your best life.
“When my wife and I began to see Christina, we instantly appreciated her gentle yet grounded process, which provided us with exceptional clarity, peace of mind, and a new perspective on issues that were deeply troubling at the time.
Christina has an intuitive ability to see what’s behind the issue. As a result of our couples’ counselling, I am able to label my feelings and emotions and direct my behaviour correspondingly. My wife is more confident in making important decisions and has stronger boundaries.
Today, our marriage honestly could not be better! For the first time ever, we feel we are growing as a couple—as a team, as friends, and as lovers. For that, we are very grateful.”
—Craig and Kassia
“I’ve been working with Christina for almost two years. She has helped me through my deepest depression and is now supporting me as a entrepreneur. She has helped me understand my mental illness and has given me many tools and resources to manage it. I can tell she really cares and genuinely wants to facilitate positivity in people’s lives. Her personalized sessions have been the most effective therapy I’ve ever received. I have recommended Christina to many others because I truly believe she can help them like she’s helped me.“
Specialties – issues:
- Couples and Marriage
- Play Therapy
- Family Therapy
- Cognitive disabilities
- Brain injury
- Identity and self esteem
- Living with chronic conditions
- Life coaching
Specialties – modalities:
- EMDR therapy
- Person-centered therapy
- Solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT)
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Traumatic incident reduction (TIR)
- Gottman Method Couples Therapy
- Play Therapy
Client focus: children (3+), youth, adults, couples, LGBTQ+
Cost per session: $150/individual | $150/play therapy (45 mins) | $150/EMDR session | $175/couples | $195/family