CHRISTINA GARIDIS 

MA, LCSW

 

PRACTICE PHILOSOPHY

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We encounter many challenges along our paths that require us to slow down and understand our emotions and thoughts before taking action or problem solving. Often such difficult encounters can lead to symptoms representative of inner conflicts and desires and reveal early attachment patterns that are no longer serving us well. Working with a mental health professional can help you develop more insight and change rigidly held patterns.

 

Relationships, both past and present, form templates for future relationships and for the ways that current situations are unfolding and affecting your thinking-feeling-perceiving patterns. 

 

My practice philosophy is grounded in the belief that we naturally strive toward growth, safety and making relationships fulfilling. Understanding why we strive toward these goals and how our mind works is an essential part of developing insight and feeling empowered. 

 

I provide psychodynamic psychotherapy in a safe space where emotional conflicts can be explored and meaningful connections can be drawn--the basis for change and developing healthier ways of coping and a happier self.

 

I have worked with children and adults suffering from depression, anxiety, and OCD, as well as sleep related disturbances and adjustment disorders. I provide play therapy for toddlers and school-aged children, psychotherapy for adolescents, parenting support, and counseling for families whose children are experiencing difficulties in school or other settings.