Christina Kurpiel, LPC

Therapist & Counselor

My Approach

Taking the first steps towards seeking help can be difficult, but through this difficulty, growth and transformation can occur. You have everything within you needed to live a happier and more fulfilling life; my job is to help get you there.

It is my personal belief that therapy is most effective when the therapist and client work together as a team to collaborate on an effective treatment plan and concrete goals. I work from a cognitive-behavioral (CBT) approach while also utilizing techniques from Person-Centered therapy, and Solution Focused Brief Therapy, depending on the needs of the client.

My areas of focus are adults experiencing anxiety, depression, ADD, PTSD, grief and loss, sexual trauma, domestic violence, and women’s issues. My work is open and affirming and I am committed to helping and respecting those who identify as LGBTQ+ and people from all faiths and walks of life.

 

Want to better manage stress?
Check out my “De-Stress with Mindfulness” Group.

  • Treatment Specialties

  • Services Provided

  • Education

    M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
    B.S. Psychology with a Sociology Minor, Appalachian State University

    660 hour Massage Therapy Diploma Program (license # 1335), The Body Therapy Institute, Siler City, NC

  • Experience

    I have experience in both inpatient and outpatient counseling/psychiatric settings where I have dealt with clinical topics such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, ADD, ODD, eating disorders, sexual identity, and sexual violence. My clinical experience ranges from clients 9-70 years old. During Graduate school, I completed a seven month counseling internship at Safe Alliance Domestic Violence Shelter in Charlotte, North Carolina. I completed a five month counseling practicum at The Cleveland County Abuse Prevention Council in Shelby, North Carolina. I have worked with women in individual and group settings from the ages of eighteen to sixty. My experience had been primarily focused on counseling women who were dealing with issues stemming from domestic violence and sexual assault. These issues include grief and loss, coping skill development, boundary setting, self-esteem, trauma processing, safety planning, and life transitions. Within my clinical experience I have been responsible for running psychoeducational, process, and expressive art groups. I have completed coursework in Crisis Counseling, Career Counseling, Multicultural Counseling, Counseling Needs of Women, Counseling Clients with Diverse Sexual Orientations, and Group Counseling.

  • Insurance

    Blue Cross Blue Shield (most plans)

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