I'm so glad you're here.
If you're here chances are you've been doing your best to handle things on your own but have been contemplating seeking help for quite some time. I get it, no one has the perfect road map to guide them through life. And no, you are not weak. We just can't be all things all of the time. You've likely been looking for a therapist that won't just talk to you but will teach you skills to use outside of the therapy room. You're probably interested in or are already using crystals, aromatherapy, meditation, yoga, or breathwork, but are unsure if these interests can be combined in therapy. As an integrative trauma therapist, I believe strongly that there is no way to practice therapy without going beyond talking. At R.I.S.E, we combine holistic mind-body skills and trauma training to work with every part of you.
I'm Christina, and I am here to help. My pronouns are: she, her and hers. As a Black, queer, woman my hearts focus is creating liberatory and transformative healing spaces for Black women and women of color. I work with career women who are ready to define themselves beyond their pain but are currently struggling. My work with women includes all women-not only cis women but also trans women and all members of the LGBTQIA+ community. My clients struggle just like you and how Black women and women of color struggle deserves space that fosters unique healing. Despite being high achieving, well-educated and career driven, life is hard. But you know sometimes, the strongest people need assistance with life's unexpected events. With me you don't have to be the strong one.
I want you to be able to find ways to truly live in this world and not just exist. I want you to find ways to connect with your ancestors and spirit guides. I want you to be able to look in the mirror and know that you are deserving of healthy love. I want you to know that you are fierce, unstoppable, and capable of healing. I want you to have time for things in life that matter to you other than others opinions on life, grief, and love. I want you to reconnect with your body, mind, soul in ways that transform the trauma you've endured. I want to work with you towards discovering the version of yourself that you envision. I am here to help you become the highest version of yourself, and yes, I know you can do it.