Christina Levin, MA, LMFT-Associate,
Supervised by Susan B. Levin, Ph.D., LMFTS, LPCS.
Couples Therapy, Family Conflict/Parenting, Depression & Anxiety
Language: Bi-lingual in Russian.
Works with: Adolescents 16+, Adults
Do you feel stuck in repetitive cycles, tired of your own anger and distrust and crave more fulfilling connection and intimacy? My specialty is relationship. I love working with couples, parents, millennials, young adults and adolescents. I am trained to work with conflict, resentment, betrayal, depression, anxiety, poor communication, lack of emotional and physical intimacy and parenting, to name a few.
Relationship is an art and there is a science behind it. Using research-based modalities, straightforward and collaborative approach I’ll hold space for you to be heard and understood and help you learn effective skills to transform your relationships with yourself and your loved ones. As a certified yoga teacher I also incorporate a mindfulness based approach to my work. As someone who went through a series of uprooting immigrations, marriage, divorce, single parenting, career changes, I’ve dealt with a great deal of losses, inner conflicts, choice making challenges and inspiring transitions. I get it and have an endless compassion for what it feels like to be a human.
My clients may have issues with life transitions, relationship difficulties, career decisions, stress, anxiety, depression, grief/loss, past traumas, addictions, divorce, infidelity, complexities of sexuality and gender identity, to name a few. I have always had a special place in my heart for adolescents, and empathize with the confusion and acute vulnerability of this life stage. As a parent of two adolescents I relate to the overwhelming complexities of parenting in our fast moving world.
My style is straightforward and collaborative. I value and integrate ideas from Emotionally Focused Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Gottman Method, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodrama, Narrative and Solution-Focused. As someone who went through a series of uprooting immigrations, I bring multicultural perspective and relate to challenges of cultural integration. As a certified yoga teacher I also incorporate a mindfulness based approach to my work.
I offer a blend of experiences from background in visual art, performing arts management to providing psychotherapy in a mental hospital, counseling center and schools. I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Communications from the University of Houston in 2006, followed by Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Houston-Clear Lake in 2018. I love spending time with my teens, taking long walks, riding a bicycle, reading, watching contemporary ballet, listening to live jazz and practicing yoga. I speak fluent Russian.