- Position: LMFT, Owner
- Experience: 10+ Years
- Location: 10640 Page Avenue Suite 330 Fairfax, VA 22030
- Email: Christina@fairfaxintegrativetherapy.com
- Phone: (203) 996-8083
Personal Experience & Biography
I believe in everyone’s inherent ability to create positive change. Utilizing a compassionate and strengths-based approach to the therapeutic process, I employ a variety of techniques to help clients achieve their internal and relational goals. I incorporate systemic and attachment-based models to increase self-awareness as clients work toward growth and understanding for issues including difficult life transitions, personal insecurities, anxiety, depression, trauma, marital distress, and infidelity. I create a safe, nonjudgmental therapeutic space through empathy, patience, and curiosity, while providing each individual and couple concrete strategies and clear feedback that becomes the foundation for lasting change.
I am a trauma-informed therapist trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), and I draw from attachment theory and IFS (Internal Family Systems) to support individuals and couples as they work towards healing. In addition to my hourly clients, I run individual and couple EMDR Intensives to help people experience relief more quickly than is possible in traditional weekly therapy. In the long run, Intensives are more cost-effective and efficient because therapy is concentrated and highly focused. Please click here for more information on EMDR Intensives.
In addition, I am trained in the SPACE (Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions) protocol, which has created the foundation for my work with anxiety. I work with individuals experiencing anxiety, as well supporting couples in improving communication, conflict management, and understanding when one member is experiencing anxiety. In my work with couples, I also integrate the Gottman Method and EFT. With these models at my core, I am able to meet each client where they are at and tailor a treatment plan that will meet their unique needs.
Virginia Tech State University —Master of Science, Human Development: Marriage and Family Therapy.
Skidmore College—Bachelor of Arts, English
Publications & Interviews
NVLPC Newsletter, 2019—Screen Media: The Importance of Assessment
Voice of America, 2020— How Not To Go Crazy In Quarentine.
SevenFifty Daily, 2020—A Mental Health Guide for Beverage and Hospitality Professionals
Seminars, presented across NOVA from 2018-2020
Technology and Today’s Youth: Parenting in the Digital Age
American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy
Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE)