Christina graduated from Eastern Kentucky University in 2002 with a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication and a Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling in 2007. Christina is an LGBTQ affirming clinician. In her practice, she reinforces, (1) All humans have a fundamental need for meaningful connections to others; (2) People will be successful when they have the right skills and the right support; and (3) We all have pain. The quality of our life and relationships depends on how well we manage our pain. Christina always takes a trauma-informed, attachment-focused approach, but responds to client’s needs with a variety of approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques, mindfulness, solution-focused therapy, emotionally-focused therapy, and person-centered techniques. Christina also enjoys parent and caregiver consultation to improve communication and connection. She loves to use play therapy and sand tray techniques to support self-expression and to explore social roles and experiences in young children. For people of all ages, she uses art therapy principles when appropriate as an outlet for self-discovery and healing through creativity. Christina has been most greatly influenced by the work of Fred Rogers, Brené Brown, and Esther Perel.