If you're here chances are you've been doing your best to handle things on your own but have been contemplating seeking help for quite some time. I get it, no one has the perfect road map to guide them through life. And no, you are not weak. We just can't be all things all of the time. Finding joy in life after the murder of a loved one it feels impossible when you're trying cope daily without their presence. Learning to love yourself or even thinking of loving someone else again is hard when love has caused pain.
I'm Christina, and I am here to help. My pronouns are: she, her and hers. As a Black, queer, woman my hearts focus is creating liberatory and transformative healing spaces for Black women and women of color. I work with career women who are ready to define themselves beyond their pain but are currently struggling. My work with women includes all women-not only cis women but also trans women and all members of the LGBTQIA+ community. My clients struggle just like you and how Black women and women of color struggle deserves space that fosters unique healing. Despite being high achieving, well-educated and career driven, life is hard. But you know sometimes, the strongest people need assistance with life's unexpected events.
I want you to be able to find ways to truly live in this world and not just exist. I want you to find a way you want to continue your loved ones' legacy. I want you to be able to look in the mirror and know that you are deserving of healthy love. I want you to know that you are fierce, unstoppable and capable of healing. I want you to have time for things in life that matter to you other than others opinions on life, grief and love. I want to work with you towards discovering the version of yourself that you envision.
I am passionate about helping all women heal and am especially passionate about the of healing Black women and women of color. I also stand firm in creating a safe, trauma-informed space for members of the LGBTQIA+ community.
Licensed Certified Social Worker Clinical-Maryland
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker- Washington, DC.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker-Virgina
Board Approved Social Work Supervisor-Maryland
Licensed Clinical Drug and Alcohol Supervisor-Maryland
Advanced Trauma Treatment- The Ferentz Institute
Victim Assistant Specialist-Roper Victim Assistance Academy
Advanced Trauma Treatment Level 1- The Ferentz Institute
Advanced Trauma Treatment Level 2 (estimated completion December 2022)- The Ferentz Institute
Internal Family Systems- Frank Anderson
Professional Training Program in Mind-Body Medicine- Center for Mind-Body Medicine
Advanced Training Program in Mind-Body Medicine- Center for Mind-Body Medicine
Decolonizing Therapy for Black Folk- Kindred Wellness
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)- Rivers Edge Institute
Basic Pranic Healing Level 1 - The Center for Pranic Healing
Glimpse of My Life Outside of Being a Trauma Therapist
I love reading, like, LOVE reading. You can always find me with my head in a new book! When I am not reading for leisure, I am busy being a student in a PhD Program for Mind-Body Medicine. In addition, I am a pescatarian and a major foodie. I love trying new vegetarian and pescatarian restaurants. When I am not reading or eating, I am meditating, enjoying time in nature, and spending time with my wife and family. I can't complete this section without mentioning drinking tea, ya girl loves tea!
*We offer a sliding scale fee for BIPOC members of the LGBTQ+ community, ranging between $75 to $150. Slots are limited, please inquire about availability*