In response to COVID-19, I am currently offering only telehealth sessions. These sessions are held through a secure, HIPPA compliant platform. In-person sessions will resume when appropriate and safe.

Mind, Body, Spirit

THERAPY

 

“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.”

― Kahlil Gibran

Welcome! Taking the first steps to dive into change and explore suffering can be scary.

 

Choosing the right therapist can be a daunting task; a good fit can make all the difference.  Take some time to learn a little about me, if something resonates with you, please feel free to reach out to schedule a first appointment.

 

I am located in Arlington and Springfield, VA.

About

Christina Halstead

I am a licensed clinical social worker in Virginia and Washington, D.C. with over ten years of experience providing psychotherapy to adults, children, adolescents, couples and families.

 

I am here to listen and am honored to start this process with you. I thoroughly enjoy the journey of learning how every individual heals and what tools are needed to facilitate change.

 In treating all clients, I believe strongly in the mind-body-spirit connection and as such I employ a wide range of therapeutic interventions that address both the mind and body’s responses to external stimuli and internal narratives. 

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Mind. Body. Spirit.

Who do I work with?

Whether you are seeking help for yourself, your child, your partner or the entire family, suffering is universal. We are asked to change and adjust to external and internal dilemmas on a regular basis. Everyone can benefit from receiving a supportive person to assist with navigating life to reconnect with peace, harmony and balance.

I specialize in working with children to address myriad concerns such as anger, anxiety, depression, frustration tolerance, behavioral concerns, identity questions, and peer relationships, to name a few. 

I believe that in working with children it is imperative to work with the entire family system to address communication concerns, ineffective routines, dysfunctional patterns, and conflict to restore peace and stability.

 

Additionally, I have years of experience working with couples to heal past and present traumas, reconcile infidelity, and improve communication and listening. 

I am highly trained in working with individuals to navigate anxiety, depression, life transitions, work/life balance, and connecting to deeper purpose.

 

What do I offer?

When providing psychotherapy, I offer a wide range of evidence-based interventions such as trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness strategies, attachment, psychodynamic, emotionally focused, and family systems therapies, as well as motivational interviewing and solution focused techniques. 

I also offer play therapy, both directive and non-directive, sand tray therapy, art therapy and bibliotherapy.

I am a Reiki II practitioner and, if the client is interested, I can provide a safe space to explore energetic healing through a Reiki treatment session. Reiki means universal life force. Reiki sessions promote internal clarity, balance, insight and a deeper relaxation and grounding. 

Finally, I am a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200) and can offer gentle movement and deep relaxation for clients as part of a therapeutic session or as a stand alone session. Yoga sessions can allow the option to release tension and trauma trapped in the muscles of our bodies, exploring activity and stillness, meditation, and a deeper restorative state.