Christina has a wide range of experience including working within the criminal justice system, in staff support and Employee Assistance Programs (EAP). She counsels using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) which research has shown has demonstrated efficacy in treating a wide variety of disorders and problems. Christina has presented papers and posters at 17 professional conferences on a variety of issues including cannabis and mental health, spiritually modified CBT and victims in the criminal justice system.
Christina can accept NDIS and Converge International (EAP) clients but not clients of Community Corrections (for conflict of interest reasons related to employment). If you are a current client of Community Corrections (on parole or a Community Correction Order for example) please ask to see one of the other psychologists at Logic Lounge Psychology.
Christina is a full member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS).
Areas of special interest and experience include:
- cannabis abuse
- alcohol abuse
- mental health disorders
- work/life balance
- stress management
- self esteem issues
Christian Spiritually Modified CBT
Research has demonstrated that incorporating the clients spiritual beliefs and faith in therapy can enhance outcomes. Christina is always happy to include the spiritual dimension in therapy for clients who wish to do so. While many Christians fear a conflict between psychology and their faith, CBT can be easily modified from a Christian or Jewish perspective to use the power and encouragement of scripture as part of therapy. Christina can attest to the power of using scripture as an anchor when confronting difficult situations and in challenging anxiety.
- Master of Philosophy (Sociology)
- BSc(hons) psychology
- Registered psychologist