Christina Kranz, MA, LPC, LMFT
Clinical Focus: Young adults, adolescents, families, and children. Issues such as: codependency, women's issues, communication, families of alcoholism or addiction, parenting, divorce, post-adoption issues, anxiety, depression, oppositional defiance, and trauma.
Approach: I believe the most important part of therapy is establishing a trusting relationship between the therapist and client. I aspire to create a safe and validating environment throughout our sessions. I utilize a collaborative approach that is individualized with a basis of current research and techniques. Therapeutic approaches such as: mindfulness, reframing, unconditional acceptance, Existential, Cognitive-Behavioral, Progressive Counting, Client-Centered, and Play Therapy.
Professional Background: Ever since I can remember, I have been fascinated with understanding people - their thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and relationships. I determined I wanted to be a therapist at a very young age and have been dedicated to studying the field of psychology ever since. Throughout my time as a professional therapist I have had experience in a substance abuse treatment program, a domestic violence shelter, a nonprofit crisis-counseling center, public school systems, a behavioral center for children diagnosed with autism, a nonprofit organization for foster children, and an inpatient psychiatric hospital. As of the last few years, I am solely focused on my clients in private practice.
Credentials: I received my bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Texas A&M University and my master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Sam Houston State University. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist.