Trauma Informed and Culturally Responsive Counseling
The decision to seek counseling is a unique and personal quest for a deeper connection to oneself. Each person's counseling experience should be no different. At More Grace, we believe the therapist's role is not to dictate the direction of the counseling process but to accompany each client on their journey while offering compassionate guidance and reflection.
Kristina's approach to therapy with adults is Person-Centered and based on individual clients' needs. Because clients are not all the same, various therapeutic methods are used. As an EMDR-trained therapist, her goal is to incorporate increased internal resources and decreased distress for every client. However, each plan for therapy is uniquely created and agreed upon with each client.
Healthy partnerships are valuable and beneficial. Kristina's approach to relationship counseling is through a culturally relevant systems approach. In general terms, each partnership is a unique system and is influenced by the cultures of its participants. The health of the partnership is determined by how much the relationship honors the blended values and cultures of the committed partners. Kristina regularly utilizes the Gottman Method of assessment and intervention when providing relationship counseling.