Kristina is a Ph.D. student in the Clinical-Developmental Psychology program at York University, where she received her Master’s degree in 2019. She has over 10 years of experience working with children, teens, and families in educational and clinical settings, having held positions at Etobicoke Children’s Centre, the Child and Adolescent Psychology Center, OISE Psychology Clinic, York University Psychology Clinic, and the Hospital for Sick Children. In these positions, Kristina provided individual and group therapy and comprehensive assessments. Kristina also has extensive experience supporting clients with Autism/ASD and their families, providing Intensive Behavioural Therapy and counseling. Most recently, she has trained and worked at Bear Psychology/Trauma Practice, providing trauma therapy to adult clients.
At the Family Psychology Centre, Kristina offers comprehensive assessment (e.g., intelligence, learning, attention, social and behavioural development/functioning) and therapy (e.g., Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Emotion-Focused Family Therapy) services to children, teens, parents, and families needing support with a wide range of behavioural, social, and emotional concerns. She draws on different evidence-based interventions based on her clients’ individual needs and preferences. Her approach is always collaborative and relational, strengths-based, integrative, and trauma-informed. Kristina is committed to providing a warm, empathetic, and safe environment for exploration and growth, and strongly believes in the healing power of positive interpersonal connection.