Prior to graduating with her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy in August of 2012, Rachel counseled College of the Sequoias students and Turning Point clients through issues like depression, anxiety, sexuality, thoughts of suicide, and personality disorders. After graduating, Rachel worked for a California-based foster care agency, where she assessed families and educated parents on supporting the abused children living in their homes. She has been in private practice since 2013.
Today, she is particularly passionate when working with clients who have trouble living as they truly desire, people transitioning in life, and people who feel intensely judged. She practices within a Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Affirmative framework.
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Christina holds a Master of Arts Psychology degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. She is completing her 3,000 hour residency under the supervision of Rachel Sievers-Leos, LMFT while also completing her credential in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA.)
Christina has a heart for working with children and families who suffered trauma. Her experience is in mental health and at-risk youth programs within Tulare and Kings County, supporting children, adolescents and families in the foster care system, and working with children and adolescents in schools by providing counseling and behavioral consultation for students’ Individual Education Plans (IEP’s).
Christina also enjoys working with adults. She especially enjoys helping individuals who struggle with anxiety, depression, maladaptive behaviors, ADHD, anger management, and those who are struggling with life changes.
Christina believes healing happens with a strong client-therapist relationship. She works hard to get to know each unique client so she can meet them where they are, and help them get where they are going.