Dr. Christina obtained her B.A., in Child and Family Psychology from Azusa Pacific University, USA; M.A., in Marriage and Family Therapy and Psy.D., - Doctor of Psychology in Marriage and Family Therapy from California School of Professional Psychology - Alliant International University, USA. Alliant International University MFT doctoral program is one of only three COAMFTE (Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education) accredited programs - known as the highest level of MFT accreditation of its kind in the United States.
Dr. Christina works with individuals, couples and families. She also host international trainers, therapists and speakers, providing training and educational sessions.
She believes each individual is unique, as motivations and needs are different from person to person. With such, her approaches are customised according to her patients' needs.
Dr. Christina's patients' describe her as a warm, empathic, attuned and an optimistic therapist.
She is inducted into The International Honor Society in Psychology, USA (Psi Chi) and a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), Association for Psychological Science (APS), American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), American Counseling Association (ACA), American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA), International Society for Mental Health (ISMHO), International Association of Marriage and Family Counselor (IAMFC), Malaysian Psychological Association (PSIMA), Malaysian Mental Health Association (MMHA), World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH).
You might be considering couple's therapy for any number of difficulties in your relationship. These might include:
Communication problems, Lack of connection, Mistrust, Unmet needs, Struggling to meet your partner's needs, Resentment and anger, Lack of intimacy, Sexual problems, Infidelity, Coparenting
Individual therapy provides a safe, confidential space to explore what is of most concern to you and begin to understand how your past and current circumstances inform your beliefs about yourself, what you are capable of and the limitations of becoming more of who you would like to be. Often we repeat past coping strategies and behaviours that protected us earlier in life but have now become limiting and leave us feeling lonely, unfulfilled or out of touch with ourselves.
Weekly therapy sessions brings a sense of awareness to these patterns and learn how achieve greater connectedness, self-confidence, power and freedom. In this way, we help you to develop a meaningful relationship with yourself while moving toward the life you want.
In Family Therapy, we help families:
Draw upon the strengths and commitment of families to help explore difficulties they are experiencing, to assist the family members to re-build communications and relationships where they have broken down, help family members to understand each other better and to work together, to give family members including children a space to explore their feelings and issues and to develop positive coping skills, to assist the family unit to develop the skills to deal with problematic behaviours and/or other concerns
Marriage and Family Therapy is a branch of psychology that stemmed from psychiatry in the 1940s. Marriage and Family Therapists (commonly referred to as MFTs) are practitioners and relationship specialists who treat persons involved in interpersonal relationships. We work with families and couples in intimate relationships to nurture change and development. We view change in terms of the systems of interaction between family members. It emphasises family relationships as an important factor in psychological health.
MFTs assess, diagnose and treat mental and emotional disorders, other health and behavioural problems in individuals, couples, families and groups to achieve more adequate, satisfying and productive marriage, family and social adjustment.
MFTs practice early crisis intervention and brief, focused psychotherapy to resolve problems or reduce symptoms quickly. MFTs take a holistic perspective to health care; they are concerned with the overall, long-term well-being of individuals and their families.
Marriage and family therapists are recognised as a “core” mental health profession – The American Association of Marriage & Family Therapists.
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WHAT IS PSYCHOTHERAPY?
Through psychotherapy, marriage and family therapists (MFTs) help people of all ages live happier, healthier and more productive lives.
Psychotherapy helps the client understand what helps them feel positive or anxious, as well as accepting their strong and weak points. If people can identify their feelings and ways of thinking they become better at coping with difficult situations.
According to Medilexicon's medical dictionary, psychotherapy is "Treatment of emotional, behavioral, personality, and psychiatric disorders based primarily on verbal or nonverbal communication and interventions with the client, in contrast to treatments using chemical and physical measures." Simply put, psychotherapy aims to alleviate psychological distress through talking, rather than drugs.
Grounded in dialogue, it provides a supportive environment that allows you to talk openly with someone who’s objective, neutral and nonjudgmental. You and your MFT will work together to identify and change the thought and behaviour patterns that are keeping you from feeling your best. By the time you’re done, you will not only have solved the problem that brought you in, but you will have learned new skills so you can better cope with whatever challenges arise in the future.
Treatment can continue for several months, and even years. Psychotherapy may be practiced on a one-to-one basis, or in pairs, and even in groups.
Some people refer to psychotherapy as "talking treatment" because it is generally based on talking to the therapist or group of people with similar problems.
Therapy sessions are strictly by appointment only.
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We are unable to accept walk-ins.
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