Cristina Smugala, MA, LPC
About Cristina Smugala
My passion is to empathetically guide and support transformation of traumatic experience. I will empower you to face your fears, unburden toxic shame, heal traumatic wounds and help you reclaim the courage that you know is inside of you. The ability to have love, compassion and acceptance for yourself are powerful healing forces that I strive to ignite, recover and unlock in my clients. Through EMDR and Somatic Experiencing I focus on restoring a sense of calm, centered connectedness within the brain and body. I work to inspire courage, promote healing so you can embody radical acceptance, release fear and embrace authenticity.
With a new transformational understanding of yourself you will begin moving through negative core beliefs that keep you feeling defeated. I utilize guidance and experiential exercises to increase skill, foster empowerment and regulation. My approach is transformational, empowering, healing and insight driven. My whole heart believes in your ability to heal.
My specializations consist of treating trauma, anxiety, eating disorders, depression, grief, panic, and addictions. I am certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), trained in the Internal Family Systems model, and Somatic Experiencing. I will individualize your therapy to assist you in finding the approach that is as unique as you.
SpecialtiesCodependency, Sexual Abuse, Trauma / PTSD
Age Group FocusAdults
Treatment ApproachesAcceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-based, Coaching, Culturally Sensitive, Dialectical (DBT), EMDR, Emotionally Focused, Family Systems, Feminist, Humanistic, Integrative, Interpersonal, Mindfulness-based (MBCT), Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Somatic, Transpersonal, Person-Centered Therapy
IssuesAddiction, Aging, Anxiety, Caregiver Stress, Codependency, Coping Skills, Coping With Medical Issues, Depression, Divorce, Dual Diagnosis, Eating Disorders, Goal Setting, Grief, Infertility, Infidelity, Leadership, Life Coaching, Marital / Premarital, Military, Postpartum, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Sexual Abuse, Trauma / PTSD, Women’s Issues