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Kristena Disalvo

(she/her)
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) MACP Candidate, RP (Qualifying)

Specialties:

InfidelityAddictionAttachmentBreakupsCo-DependencyCommunicationDepressionGrief/LossPost-partum DepressionRelationship DifficultiesRelationshipsSelf-esteem/Self-WorthSex and IntimacySocial AnxietyStress/BurnoutTraumaTrust Issues

Languages:

English

Client Focus:

Adult Therapy, Pre/Teen Therapy, Couples/Relationship Therapy, Individuals, Teen Therapy

Therapy formats:

In-Person Therapy, Online Therapy, Phone Therapy

Life presents us with uncertainties, challenges, and hardships that can often make us feel vulnerable and isolated. These hurdles can be daunting; however, they can also offer us the chance to evolve and emerge stronger. 

I adopt a holistic approach in my client work, acknowledging the complexity of their unique selves and tailoring therapy to suit their individual needs. My objective is to empower individuals and couples to rebuild, strengthen, and deepen their understanding of themselves and their relationships as they embark on their therapeutic journey. 

Together, we can cultivate a profound sense of purpose, expand self-awareness, and enhance self-regulation. By delving deeper into self-understanding and behaviour patterns, we can integrate effective coping mechanisms within a safe, judgment-free environment to effectively manage intense emotions and feelings. You deserve to be the best version of yourself, and collaboratively, we will reach that goal.   

Types of therapy

Cognitive Behavioural TherapyAcceptance & Commitment TherapyAttachment Based TherapyBehaviour TherapyDialectic Behaviour TherapyEmotionally Focused TherapyExistential TherapyExposure TherapyFamily SystemsGestalt TherapyGottman Method Couples TherapyHumanisticIntegrative or Holistic TherapyMindfulness ApproachMotivational InterviewingNarrative TherapySolution-Focused Brief TherapyStrength BasedTrauma Informed Therapy

Other areas of support

Anxiety, Parenting, Bullying, Break Ups, Boundaries, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Co-Parenting, Cross Cultural Challenges, Divorce/Separation, Suicide Ideation

Kristena's Experience

Kristena is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) and is in the final stages of her master’s program in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University. With an extensive background spanning four years, she has provided support to individuals with autism, clients facing addiction, and individuals with a wide array of mental health challenges. Her approach involves skillfully integrating therapeutic modalities to empower her clients to effectively conquer their challenges. 

Furthermore, Kristena has a deep passion for working with couples and has achieved certification in both Level 1 and Level 2 of the Gottman Method Couples Therapy. This certification equips her with a diverse toolkit of theoretical perspectives and practical skills, enabling her to facilitate positive change within romantic relationships. 

Life's Motivational Mottos

“There will always be a reason why you meet people. Either you need them to change your life or you’re the one that will change theirs.” — Angel Flonis Harefa 

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