My name is Christina Rodrigue (she/her), and I am a registered counselling therapist (candidate) with the Nova Scotia College of Counselling Therapists, and I provide client-centred counselling services across the life span. However, I have a particular fondness for working with adolescents and children, which comes from my experience as a child and youth care worker and the obstacles I faced during this pivotal time in life.
I am passionate about working collaboratively, as I believe the essence of therapy is centred around the therapeutic relationship. One way I do this is by actively acknowledging that each of my clients is unique in an attempt to create a warm and inviting space for you to show up as you are.
Over the past ten years, before becoming a therapist, I have enjoyed working and in many different capacities. I have supported women, men, youth, children, families, and members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community who have faced adversity, oppression, substance use, suicide ideation/thoughts, mental health, disabilities, and trauma.
My areas of interest include substance use, anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts/ideation, and grief. Additionally, from a therapeutic perspective, I can pull from several different frameworks and have training in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Play Therapy.
I am a certified AutPlay Therapy Provider. AutPlay Therapy is a framework for implementing play therapy and utilizing the therapeutic powers of play to address mental health needs of neurodivergent (i.e. autistic, ADHD, sensory processing and learning disability) childrent and youth from ages 3-18 and their caregivers and families. The focus is NOT on 'fixing' or 'curing' the child's neurodivergent but instead building up the child's self-worth, respect their neurotype, address them according to their neurotupe, and help address any mental health needs they are experiencing. For more information visit https://autplaytherapy.com
In my free time, when I am not supporting others, I love to hang out with my partner, our two cats and our beautiful, loving rescue dog. My favourite season is winter, and as a former figure skater and teacher, I still find stillness and a sense of calming within the cold air. However, I also spend a lot of time at the hot yoga studio and have considered becoming a yoga instructor.
I look forward to meeting you,
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In Nova Scotia you can reach the Mental Health Mobile Crisis Team at 1-888-429-8167
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