My Word: dynamics

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Cristina Inke, BA

Practicum Student in

Mental Health Counseling

Cost: $90 per session

Online or In-person

Hi there!

 

My name is Cristina Inke and I’m honored to be part of Dr. Lake & Associates team of qualified mental health professionals during my practicum experience. I am passionate about promoting mental health and partnering with clients on their journey towards better living!

 

Currently, I am pursuing a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Liberty University and have earned my Bachelor’s in Psychology at the University of South Florida (USF). I am excited to work with a diverse population of clients, including children, adolescents, adults, and couples. I also provide therapy to clients native in the Portuguese language.

 

To assist clients to meet their different needs and goals I utilize evidence-based approaches including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), trauma-informed practices, and emotionally focused therapy. I am also certified in SYMBYS (Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts) and Prepare & Enrich, which are both premarital and marriage assessment tools designed to foster healthy couples’ relationships.

 

I believe there is always hope, healing, and growth in store to those who reach out. Through therapy, clients can get the support, encouragement, guidance, tools, and resources they need to reach their goals and live a more fulfilling life. I have witnessed people who have gone through depression, anxiety, grief, emotional abuse, low self-esteem, stress, life transitions, anger management issues, and relationship conflicts experience healing and well-being. For every client I have the opportunity to partner with, my utmost desire is to provide a safe and caring atmosphere for healing and growth. I also provide Christian counseling for those who wish to integrate their biblical principles into therapy. Cristina is originally from Brazil. She enjoys going to the beach, being outdoors, exploring new places and food, and spending time with family & friends. 

Professional Affiliations

American Counseling Association (ACA)

American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC)

Email me: cris@drmonicalake.com