Christa is working towards her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of North Texas where she also obtained a Master of Science in Psychology. Through the course of her clinical training at a community clinic, she has utilized an integrative approach to mold techniques and evidence-based interventions for adults, adolescents, and children with various presentations and levels of functioning. Some of these include individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, intense emotional difficulties, adjustment issues, trauma/PTSD, grief, behavioral issues, and management of symptoms (e.g., ADHD or ASD). Christa has utilized an array of distinct modalities with clients including cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, cognitive processing therapy, and relational cultural therapy. She has also conducted diagnostic evaluations for children, adolescents, and adults.
From an integrative orientation, Christa is dedicated to tailoring techniques to client strengths, weaving their intersecting identities into this process, and offering an element of palpable genuineness and humility. She is committed to building a therapeutic experience that scaffolds growth and gives her clients a sense of safety to experience difficult and uncomfortable emotions that create opportunities for reflection and change. She believes that these experiences can be transformed to expand on her clients’ ways of being, how they see themselves, and how they relate to others.