Christina Schultz, MA

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  • Resident in Counseling, Supervised by Thomas Lamp, LPC
  • New Directions Counseling, 150 S. Washington St Suite 303, Falls Church, VA, Falls Church, Virginia, 22046
  • Phone: (571) 882-2925
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The heart of Meaning-Centered Therapy is to journey with you and support you to uncover and build meaning, wholeness, resilience, and healing. There is tension between striving for change and well-being, while knowing that our lives will never be without hardship and uncertainty. Whatever is making you believe that your life, work, and relationships are not good (be it bereavement, depression, anxiety, marriage, parenting, and life transitions woes), Meaning-Centered Counseling believes you can improve your source of purpose and change for an improved life and relationships. I am a Resident in Counseling, supervised by Thomas Lamp, LPC.

I support adults and couples coping with grief and loss, marital and premarital issues, caregiving, depression, anxiety, prenatal and postpartum depression and anxiety, and life transitions. I also provide Christian-based Counseling for clients who are interested.

I approach clients as a caring friend and collaborator helping clients uncover what they may control, how the past and barriers are impacting the present, and support clients to engage in the present through Existential Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Gottman Couples Method.
In August 2016, I earned my Pastoral Clinical Mental Health Counseling master's degree from Marymount University, in Arlington, VA.  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, Crime in Commerce Concentration, from The George Washington University.  In April 2017, I will present to the Association for Death Education and Counseling 2017 Conference on the role of continuing bonds in widow and widower remarriage, an area of interest and expertise.

In addition to Marymount, I have sought and received additional training on couples counseling (Emotion Focused Therapy and Gottman Method), adult and childhood bereavement support, grief counseling, men coping with anger and shame, healthy eating for emotional health, adults coping with eating disorders, mindfulness for ADHD children and couples, acceptance and commitment therapy, postpartum maternal mental health, trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, and other important topics.  I maintain professional memberships at American Counseling Association, Northen Virginia Licensed Professional Counselors, Association for Death Education and Counseling,  Catholic Psychotherapy Association, and The Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling.  

I have personal experience in full-time caregiving, young widowhood, illness, marriage, remarriage, parenting, and serving as a former law enforcement officer.  My Pastoral Clinical Mental Health Counseling training and professional experience allows me to work with all religious denominations, the spiritual but not religious, and atheists.  
 Please note that I do not accept any insurance as a pre-licensed and supervised counselor.

Christina Schultz Reaches

McLean VA