Kristina Owens Chance, LMHC
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|Primary Credential: LMHC|
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Fees: $120 per session; free 15 minute initial phone conversation
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Kristina is a mental health counselor who takes a unique approach to helping children, teenagers, and their families by incorporating creative and playful techniques in her therapeutic services. As a Registered Play Therapist, Kristina's primary focus is helping children through a variety of issues, but this specialty does not limit the type of work she can do. Kristina seeks to help those in need through an empathetic, but efficient manner. She aids individuals in a variety of life struggles, including but not limited to, divorce, phase of life adjustments, anxiety, bullying, and Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Kristina is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Registered Play Therapist. Kristina received her Master?s and Specialist degree in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Florida.
Email or Call Kristina Owens Chance, LMHC at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 21266
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
Not Limited To:
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed
Sometimes we all need a little extra support. When we are sick, we need physical support and we go to the doctor. This does not translate exactly but the idea is the same. Our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors need support similarly to the way our bodies do. When thinking about starting counseling, it may be helpful to look at it from this lens. Often times, counseling can be seen as a more vulnerable process but vulnerability is something that requires strength, not weakness. Most individuals have some basic skills to find their way through whatever they are struggling with and the counseling process enhances those skills to provide an efficient way through your current life struggle.
When explaining this to children, I begin by talking about support systems. I think the concept of support systems can be extremely valuable to children and adults. Parents can tell children when they are young the family is the support system and their parents get to decide who is added to it. As they grow older, they are able to decided who is added and who is taken away. Therapy can be seen as a way to enhance your support system for the time being. It is a decision you get to make for your children and it also helps you.
Services I Provide
- Family Therapy
- Group Therapy
- Individual Therapy & Counseling
Ages I Work With
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