Cristina Smugala, MA, LPC
|Professions: Counseling, Mental Health Counseling, Psychotherapy|
I'm a licensed professional.
Licensed Professional Counselor
I am an in-network provider for:
- Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Fees: $125 per session
Free Initial Consultation
I act as a guide to ensure my clients learn immediate skills to manage distress more effectively while providing a more in depth exploration of your life narrative. You will begin to understand the lens in which you view the world, your core beliefs and your strengths. I believe that witnessing another person's story is a sacred honor. Through skill teaching and practice you will develop insight into underlying factors contributing to your current distress. Through a nonjudgemental approach you will begin to develop self-compassion and enhance insight into circular patterns that contribute to current distress. Through therapeutic reflections you will begin to develop a sense of your values and begin to live your life genuinely or true to who you are. You will leave therapy feeling capable to manage and regulate emotions and have a deeper sense of clarity of your unique needs and life patterns.
or Call Cristina Smugala, MA, LPC at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 17965
How Psychotherapy Can Help
Through eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) clients will be able to explore and challenge negative core assumptions about themselves and ultimately change patterns that contribute to shame, guilt and instability in relationships. Through the use of the Internal Family Systems Model clients will begin to understand their personal needs and enhance their ability to self-soothe their fears. Dialectical behavior therapy can be utilized to enhance effective coping and affect management. Emotion focused couple's therapy can be utilized to enhance the couple's insight of their partner's unique needs as a person and in the relationship. This form of therapy can assist couple's with deepening their sense of trust in the relationship while healing wounds and rebuilding understanding.
On the Fence About Going to Therapy?
It's common to have fears about begining your theraputic journey. Maybe you seek resolve of an immedite issue or you are just having a hard time making a decsion. Coaching calls are an additional option I provide if your desire is to stay focused on the present time or have a current goal you are having difficulty reaching. Coaching calls are a convient way to problem solve through current struggles and help you stay focused on a specfic issue you are facing.
- Family Therapy
- Individual Therapy & Counseling
- Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
- Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
Traumatic Stress, Individuals that struggle with Addictions, Anxiety, OCD, Grief and Loss, Relationship Distress
Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice
- Addictions and Compulsions
- Eating and Food Issues
- LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
- Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
- Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
- Relationships and Marriage
- Coherence Therapy / Depth-Oriented Brief Therapy
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
- Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
- Internal Family Systems
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