Dr. Christina obtained her B.A., in 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 clients' needs.
Dr. Christina's patients' describe her as a warm, empathic, attuned and an optimistic therapist.
She is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), The International Honor Society in Psychology (Psi Chi), American Counseling Association (ACA), American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA), International Society for Mental Health (ISMHO), Malaysian Psychological Association (PSIMA), Malaysian Mental Health Association (MMHA), World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH).
Where are you right now in your life?
PERSONAL MESSAGE FROM DR. CHRISTINA
Where are you right now in your life? In your relationships - with yourself and others? Do you feel stressed, discouraged, panicked, or drained? Is something missing?
If any of these questions resonate with you, know that psychotherapy can help to reduce anxiety, manage depression, resolve relationship problems, get past addiction and negative self-talk, overcome trauma, and restore vitality and balance to your life.
In psychotherapy we ask: What painful story have you been living and what new story is unfolding? We help you cultivate self-acceptance and meaning while overcoming symptoms and support you to find the solutions, resilience, and strength in your new story. We offer a safe, confidential space in which you learn the skills required to loosen the grip of old wounds and uncover the possibility of a new, fulfilling story about your courage, strength, and resilience. We all have the potential to lead a rich, fulfilling life.
No matter how much we have in common with the relationships we have, each of us remains a unique human being. The differences between us will possibly cause conflict such as constant bitter arguments, pervasive relationship problems or power and control struggles. With such, we feel hurt or ignored, resentful or angry, and our arguments often make the problem worse with situations that often make us feel helpless. With such, counseling strive to help us make sense of our own experience and learn skills needed to live more effectively and reach its potential. These skills might include learning how to communicate with others; practicing ways to resolve conflicts; becoming more assertive; gain greater control over thoughts and feelings, identify concerns and exploring new ways to deal with them or identifying decision-making strategies. Often these skills can alleviate the powerlessness that we feel when we are unable to communicate our emotions directly and can assist us in engaging more fully in our lives.
Therefore, it is my desire to lead you through the process of exploring concerns, coming to a greater understanding of problems, and making those changes in your lives.
Each individual is unique; therefore our motivations and needs are different from person to person. With such, my approaches are customised according to your needs. It is my desire and goal to listen carefully and empathically, non-judgmentally, encourage exploration of thoughts and feelings, assist individuals in gaining new perspectives on problems, and motivate individuals to take actions to improve their lives. I enjoy working with individuals, couples and families from all backgrounds. It’s an honour and privilege to walk with you through this journey of healing and reconciliation.
It is not a lack of love, but a
lack of friendship that makes