Christina Schultz, MA

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  • Pre-Licensed Counselor, Supervised by Thomas Lamp, LPC
  • New Directions Counseling, 150 S. Washington St Suite 303, Falls Church, VA, Falls Church, Virginia, 22046
  • Phone: (571) 620-6174
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   Managing expectations, exercising self-care, building self-identity in the face of uncertainties, developing life meaning, and accepting loss and lack of control, are fundamental to maintaining resilience and relationships. The focus of my work is supporting adults and couples in making positive changes toward greater life balance, resiliency, functioning, and acceptance, while exploring meaning and purpose.

     Whatever motivation brought you here, you have courage to consider counseling for yourself and/or your family, and to learn more about yourself and your relationships.  I am a Pre-Licensed Counselor, awaiting Residency approval to work under Thomas F. Lamp, LPC (VA #0701004499) at New Directions Counseling, LLC.  I specialize in supporting individuals and couples facing issues with:
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Caregiving and parenting
  • Prenatal and postpartum mood and anxiety disorders
  • Premarriage, marriage, and remarriage
  • Major life transitions
  • Identity, meaning, faith, and spirituality
  • Law enforcement, intelligence, and military-related stressors
  • End of life 
  • Chronic illness
  • Depression, anxiety, and complicated grief

   My overall counseling orientation is rooted in Existential theory, while my toolbox is eclectic.  Based on the needs of you as my client, I will draw upon the most effective and well-demonstrated techniques of therapies, including: Existential, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and the Gottman Couples Method.  I believe in employing assessment tools and therapeutic assignments as a way to guide counseling sessions, process unfinished business, and increase self-awareness.   I encourage clients to take ownership and track their own progress.  I also welcome feedback and dialog with clients in order to track and enhance counseling support.  

      My training and my own life experiences in my federal government career, parenthood, caregiving, and widowhood, makes me particularly well-suited to supporting adult family and parents caregivers, bereaved adults and couples, mothers and couples facing prenatal and postpartum mood and anxiety disorders, and military, law enforcement, and intelligence personnel and their families.  I am listed an approved Virginia area provider for Perinatal Mental Health Resource Guide.  
   In August 2016, I earned my Master’s degree in Pastoral Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marymount University.  In May 2016, I received an Outstanding Scholar Award in the Pastoral Clinical Mental Health Counseling Department.  I received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brandeis University in Psychology and a Master of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from The George Washington University.

   At this time, I am offering ten low cost classes as listed on my site and  
Classes offered include: Building Confidence & Assertiveness; Mom's Dealing With Anger & Guilt; Coping With Child's Genetic Condition Seminar; Marriage Preparation; Improving Wellness: Mind, Body, Social, & Soul; Postpartum Mental Health Planning; The Couple's Transition to Illness, Christian-Based Marriage Enrichment; and Wellness for Law Enforcement, First Responders, & Intelligence Personnel

Christina Schultz Reaches

Falls Church VA